Bittersweet
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How do I identify a male from a female bittersweet vine?

Zone 5 | bramar added on June 5, 2014 | Answered

I have had a bittersweet vine for 2 years, never flowered. I do not know if it is a male or female plant. The nursery I bought it from did not know either, or that 1 each was needed.

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theficuswrangler
Answered on June 6, 2014

Some vines don't show much growth until the third year, so that's a consideration. Also, male flowers are so insignificant you may not know they're there. So it's probable that you have a male vine. If you want to get a female bush, I think I'd go to a different nursery. Here's an article on bittersweet: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/vines/bittersweet/growing-bittersweet-vines.htm

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