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Growing Green: Arrest the Pest: Oriental Bittersweet

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This fall I had the opportunity to visit many floral shops throughout the Metro area and outstate Minnesota, and fell in love with Bittersweet, a very popular ornamental used in fall arrangements.  The good news: there is a beautiful native variety that is hardy (zone 3) in Minnesota, American Bittersweet (Celastrus scandens).  The bad news: a very popular, very prolific invasive variety is also found in Minnesota, Oriental Bittersweet (Celastrus orbiculatus).  Oriental bitt

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Robin Trott

Robin Trott is a Horticulture Educator with University of Minnesota Extension.

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