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What's This? Tree like vine with beautiful Christmasy berries

2012-11-07 - Columbia, Ky - Photo by George Kolbenschlag.
This strange tree-like vine: is growing in our back yard. Can anyone identify it for us? It has opposing dark green leaves and a rambling vine-like trunk about 3 inches in diameter. It has grown to 10-12 feet high. - George Kolbenschlag, 320 Young Street, Columbia, KY 42728. Phone 270-384 6777
Answers: Wendy Butler Burt call the plant "Hearts a-bursting". And Billy Joe Fudge calls G. Kolbenshlag tree vine: Bittersweet

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