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Plant Species of the genus Rhus

Information about this genus
Name: Rhus
Cultivation: CULTIVATION: Rhus species grow in full sun in moderately fertile, moist but free-draining soil with shelter from the wind. Propagate from root cuttings in winter, half-hardened stem cuttings in late summer or divided root suckers taken when the plant is dormant. Seed can be sown in autumn. Feed and water well during growing season; in winter, don?t feed at all and water sparingly.
Description: There are about 200 species of deciduous or evergreen trees, shrubs and climbers in this genus within the family Anacardiaceae. Widely distributed throughout the temperate and subtropical regions of the world, they are used to produce laquer, tannin, dyes, wax and drinks. Some species, such as poison ivy and poison oak, promote dermatitis and have been re-classified into the genus, Toxicodendron. Rhus are mainly grown in the garden for their good autumn color, interesting foliage and fruit, which can persist on the tree into winter and often drops off only when the new leaves appear.

Specie Vernacular Zone
acutiloba
arenaria
aromatica 3?9
borealis
calophylla
copallinum winged sumac
cotinus
glabra 2?9
hirta staghorn sumac
pulvinata
radicans
Rhus copallina 5?9
Rhus integrifolia 9?11
Rhus lancea 9?11
Rhus lucida 9?11
Rhus ovata 9?10
Rhus pendulina 9?11
Rhus virens 9?11
toxicarium
toxicodendron
trilobata 5?9
typhina 3?9
vernix



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