The iconic woody vine of Illinois. It grows up to 30 feet in length either up a vertical surface, along the ground, or climbing on itself, forming these wonderful curly tornados. It is best known for its bright fruit on the ends of the stems on female plan ... ts. You’ll need one male for every three to five females to get good fruit set. The bright yellow fall color and orange/red fruit are spectacular in the yard or in arrangements. Unfortunately, an invasive look-alike has steadily moved into the area and is sometimes sold as the native in the market place. Please be aware, the non-native is very aggressive, has fruit up and down the stem, where the native has fruit only on the ends of its stems. We have had our plants and seed source genetically tested, and they are truly native.