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Toxicodendron vernicifluum


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

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 50 ft (15 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained soil

Features: Bright leaflets turn red in autumn; yellow-white flowers; pale yellow fruit

Uses: Lacquer from bark sap

Zones: 5-9

Description: From China and Japan, this is a deciduous tree reaching 50 ft (15 m) with a spread around 30 ft (9 m). It has large, bright green, pinnate leaves to 24 in (60 cm) long with 7 to 13 oval pointed leaflets that redden in autumn. In summer it bears small yell

Growth Habit: Spreading habit

Comments: All parts of this plant are poisonous

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