GRUMPY’S GRIPE OF THE MONTH

Southern Living (USA) - - Home & Garden -

Ev­ery hol­i­day sea­son, peo­ple dec­o­rate with wreaths and branches of a for­eign vine called Ori­en­tal bit­ter­sweet (Ce­las­trus or­bic­u­la­tus). Laden with co­pi­ous red and yel­low berries, bit­ter­sweet can be gor­geous. How­ever, it can also be a hor­ri­ble weed if one of those seed-bear­ing berries falls into your gar­den. It spreads by twin­ing stems and run­ning roots ca­pa­ble of stran­gling small trees and smoth­er­ing wood­lands. So be warned: When it’s time for that wreath to go, seal it up in a trash bag.

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