Harvest time: Early fall
Size: 15-25' long vines
Uses: Fruit is very ornamental and holds its color when dry, making it great for arrangements. Birds will eat the fruit. Vines need support from a trellis or fence.
Hardiness: Zones 3-8
Autumn Revolution™ is a brand new selection of the native American Bittersweet plant (Celastrus scandens). But, unlike the species, you only need one plant to bear fruit. The majority of the flowers
formed on Autumn Revolution™ are perfect, meaning that the flower itself has both
male and female parts. And the fruit is very large -- it's twice the size of berries normally seen on the species. The fruit is attractive to birds and people. It keeps its bright colors when dried so it's great for floral arrangements. Autumn Revolution™ is a vigorous grower and very winter hardy to Zone 3.
What you'll receive:
2-year, field-grown plants with 12 to 18-inch long stems and
shipped bareroot (no soil or pot)
and dormant (no foliage). Learn more about
Shipping: $0-$75=$12.00, $75.01-$125=$15, $125.01-$200=$20, >$200=10% of total. Shipped UPS Ground in
spring from early April through mid May.
Autumn Revolution Bittersweet is easy to grow in a typical garden. Just make sure you keep it consistently watered the first year. Also, don't forget to give this vine something to climb on! It's fast grower and needs support.
What's a "bareroot" plant?
is a term that describes how a plant is shipped to you. A
bareroot plant is not in a pot, and is usually dormant (not
actively growing). See the photo to the right that shows what
a bareroot rose looks like. The bareroot plants that we ship
to you were harvested in the fall and placed in cold storage
over the winter to keep them dormant. In the spring, we ship
the bareroot plants to our customers, from early April through
Bareroot plants are easy to grow. We include planting instructions
with your order. When you receive your plant, take it out
of the packing material and place it in a bucket of water
so that the roots are completely covered. Let the roots soak
for 4 to 24 hours, then plant it in your garden. Full planting
instructions with photos are available on our planting