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Re: Bittersweet

Ah, that's right, I guess I haven't seen bittersweet either then for sure.

Andrea H
Beaufort, SC

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <gardenqueen@academicplanet.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, December 05, 2004 7:42 PM
Subject: Re: Re: [CHAT] Bittersweet

> I think you're thinking of porcelain berry w/ the blue berries. It's
> supposed to be invasive too, so I refrained from getting one. Don't
> think I've ever seen bitterweet, it may not like hot climates.
> Pam Evans
> Kemp, TX
> zone 8A
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Aplfgcnys@aol.com
> Sent: 12/5/2004 6:28:46 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Bittersweet
> In a message dated 12/05/2004 6:08:51 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> hodgesaa@earthlink.net writes:
> Auralie, is this that vine with those really pretty turquoise colored
> berries? It's not a problem here, in fact I don't think I've ever seen it
> here.
> A
> http://tncweeds.ucdavis.edu/esadocs/celaorbi.html
> No, Andrea, this vine has bright orange berries and is very tough and
> I know the one you're talking about - can't think of its botanical name
> right now, but I have had it.  It is a pest but not anywhere near as
> tough and invasive as this Oriental bittersweet.
> The native bittersweet, Celastrus scandens, is on the protected plant list
> in New York because it has been overcollected until it is nearly gone from
> the area.  They used to collect it for fall decorations and Christmas
> I would be glad to have them collect the invasive one.  It just swarms up
> trees
> and chokes them or breaks them down from the weight of its leaves.
> Admittedly the berries are pretty, but the damage it does is not.  Be glad
> you
> don't have it, and don't be tempted to plant it.  I have seen it for sale
> some
> nursery catalogs - but this is one alien invasive I would be glad to
> Auralie
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