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Rhus chinensis /Chinese Sumac

Rhus chinensis  / Rhus chinensis
Summer foliage
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Summer foliage

Compound leaves

Young plant in a naturalistic setting

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Scientific Name: Rhus chinensis
Common Name: Chinese Sumac
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 15-20 feet
Spread: 15 - 20 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: White
Fruit color: Orange
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: This large shrub to small deciduous tree is often multi-trunked and is an especially good plant for naturalistic settings. Like all sumac species this one also has good autumn colors in yellows, reds, and orange. Spread is by suckers from parent plants. One cultivar that is noted in the trade is 'September Beauty.'