Common Name: Porcelain Berry
Botanical Name: Euonymus alatus
Native Range: Eastern Asia. Porcelain Berry vines were first brought to this country as an ornamental ground cover in the 1870s.
Height: 15-20 foot vine
Form: Woody, Perennial vine. Blooms in June, beautiful bluish, teal, or purple berries in fall. (Not to be confused with “Mile-a-Minute vine, Persicaria perfoliata, an herbaceous vine which also has blueberries)
Growth Rate: Rapid
Sun: This plant is not tolerant of heavily shaded areas such as mature forest interiors, instead preferring full to partial sun. Porcelain berry grows well in a wide variety of soil types, especially thriving in forest edges, thickets, river and pond banks, and woodland openings.
Dispersal: Root sprouts, birds, and deer consuming fruits