Smilax species/Smilax

Smilax species / Smilax species
Clusters of red berries in late autumn
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Clusters of red berries in late autumn

Shiny, red berries

Vine twining in among other plant growth

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Scientific Name: Smilax species
Common Name: Smilax
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 8-10 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Fruit present: Fall, Winter
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Filtered Shade, Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: This is just one of many species of smilax. This particularly one produces clusters of attractive red berries. This vine uses shrubs and trees to support its rapid growth and can become a problem in carefully maintained woodland gardens, although the berries are quite attractive.