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Rhus chinensis

Chinese Sumac

Pronunciation
roos chi-NEN-sis
Family
Genus
Nativity

China, Japan

Growth Habit

Suckery, 2-4 stemmed shrub. Deciduous

Hardiness
5
Culture

Moist to dry soil (not wet). Full to part sun. Tolerates difficult conditions. Will sucker if mulched.

Landscape Use

Good for mass plantings along banks and roadsides. Orange/yellow fall color.

Foliage

Alternate, pinnately compound with a winged petiole and rachis.

Buds

Buds are pubescent, gray-brown with a C-shaped leaf scar.

Bark

Pubescent, thick coarse stem.

Flower

Dramatic yellowish-white flowers in August/September.

Fruit

Densely pubescent, orange-red drupe maturing in October.

Propagation

Seeds and cuttings.

Pests
None serious.

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