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Red-Berried Smilax, Coral Greenbrier, Red-Berried Bamboo, Redbead Greenbrier, Sarsaparilla
Smilax walteri


Red-berried smilax rambles over bushes at the edges of sandy, acid swamps and near or in streams in East Texas, east to Florida and north to Maryland and New Jersey. It is a thin woody vine which may be spiny or nearly spineless. Its upper leaf surfaces are lustrous green and it bears red-orange persistent berries during the winter. It has long underground runners, but is not tuberous.

Plant Habit or Use: vine

Exposure: sun
partial sun

Flower Color: green or bronze, inconspicuous

Blooming Period: spring

Fruit Characteristics: red berry

Height: 5 to 20 feet


Plant Character: deciduous

Heat Tolerance: high

Water Requirements:

Soil Requirements: acid

USDA Hardiness Zone: 7

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