Bittersweet is ideal for fall decor, and this cultivar's extra-large berries make DIY a snap. In fact, you've probably seen bittersweet decorations—the picturesque wreaths popping with festive color. They're very easy to create too, simply twist the flexible vine around itself. The berries dry with the beautiful color intact and hold strong to the vine, so your wreath or dried arrangement won't fall apart through the season. Usually you'd need both a male and female bittersweet to get berries, but this variety has "perfect flowers"—no pollinator necessary. The berries can provide winter garden interest, unless backyard birds find it. The thick cover of the branches also provides shelter for birds in winter, and a place to build nests in summer. Give Autumnal Revolution™ some room, it does grow quickly and get large. However it's not the invasive oriental bittersweet, but a well-mannered native cultivar. You can expect all the best benefits of growing a native plant—it's drought tolerant, attracts beneficial pollinators and grows quickly. Celastrus scandens 'Bailumn' PP19811
Celastrus scandens 'Bailumn' PP19811
Sun Exposure:Full Sun
Height/Habit:15 - 25 feet
Spread:36 - 72 inches
Spacing:5 - 6 feet
Flowering Date:Late Spring
Planting Instructions:Dig a hole large enough to accommodate the roots without bending them. Work soil around the roots, firm well and water thoroughly.
Winter Care:No winter care needed.
Pruning:Prune in Fall
Watering Requirement:Good drainage
Additional Information:Flowers in late spring, berries appear in summer, and hold into fall. Spread varies according to growing conditions.
Restricted States:AE AK GU HI PR
When will my order ship?
Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:
2019 Spring Shipping Schedule
Perennials & Potted Plants
5/6/19 - 6/7/19
3/4/19 - 6/7/19
7A & 7B
2/25/19 - 6/7/19
8A & 8B
2/18/19 - 5/31/19
2/11/19 - 5/31/19
Last Order Date
Zones 1-4: June 3rd, 2019 Zones 5-7: June 3rd, 2019 Zones 8-10: May 27th, 2019