Young woods on ridgetop, Tilia americana, Juglans nigra, Carya oavta,Ulmus rubra, heavily pastured by cows and sheep many decades ago, with a few old open grown Quercus alba
This population the only one know for many km around, even though similar habitat common; the number and size of the shrubs has not changed appreciably since first noticed in the late 1950s, and this collection form the same population as Nee 827 (WIS) on 27 June 1968 (WIS) and Nee 1773 (MADw 24696, WIS) on 20 April 1969. Voucher for wood specimens at Lw, MADw, RSAw. This collection featured in N. Mourik & M. Nee, 2020, Shrubwoods of the World: Celastrus Scandens, World of Wood, Journal of the International Wood Collectors Society.; This shrub about the largest, 1.5 m. tall, 5.5 cm. in diameter, 19 years old; wood uniformly white and soft , with no differentiation into sapwood and heartwood; bark very tough and fibrous. Some leaves with characteristic leaf miners (probably Leucanthiza dircella (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae)). No flowers or fruits at this time of year.