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Toxicodendron succedaneum


Order: Sapindales
   Family: Anacardiaceae
            Genus: Toxicodendron
                        Specie: Toxicodendron succedaneum

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 30 ft (9 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained soil

Features: Shiny green oval leaflets turn orange-red to scarlet in autumn; yellow flowers; yellow-brown fruit

Uses: Wax from fruit Varnish from twigs

Zones: 5-10

Description: From eastern parts of Asia, this is a large deciduous shrub or small spreading tree up to about 30 ft (9 m). It has large compound leaves consisting of 9 to 15 oval pointed leaflets that are shiny green in spring and summer, becoming orange-red to scarlet

Growth Habit: Spreading habit

Comments: This species is highly poisonous; not recommended for home gardens

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