Common Names: Winter creeper, spindle, Fortune's spindle, wintercreeper, chinese fortune tree
Sub-category: Bittersweet family
It is a woody evergreen vine, growing to 20 m tall, climbing by means of small rootlets on the stems, similar to ivy. The leaves are arranged in opposite pairs, elliptic to elliptic-ovate, 2 to 6 cm long and 1 to 3 cm broad, with a finely serrated margin. The flowers are inconspicuous, 5 mm diameter, with four small greenish-yellow petals. The fruit is a four-lobed pale green pod-like berry, which splits open to reveal the fleshy-coated orange seeds, one seed in each lobe. Because of cultivation, this species is highly variated.
Found growing on trees, along the ground, and in landscaping.
Primary Flower Color: Green
Secondary Flower Color: Yellow