Rhus trilobata (Oakbrush sumac)

Deciduous, thicket forming shrub 2 to 6 ft. tall with deep roots and spreading rhizomes occurring in well-drained soils on dry hillsides, canyons, valleys and plains. Low to fair value as forage for livestock and wildlife but is valuable as cover for wildlife.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Anacardiaceae

Duration: Perennial

Growth Habit: Shrub

Native Status: Native

Growth Form: Rhizomatous

Mature Height: 4 ft.

Bloom Color: Yellow

Fruit/Seed Color: Red

Bloom Period: Early spring

Annual Precipitation: 8-20 in.

Drought Tolerance: Medium

Shade Tolerance: Intermediate

Elevation:  ft.

Wetland Indicator Status:

Fire Resistance: No

Fire Tolerance: Medium

Nitrogen fixation: None

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: Yes

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: No

Salinity Tolerance: Medium

CaCO3 Tolerance: Low

pH Range: 6.5-8.2


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 25,700

Seeding Rate:  PLS lbs/acre

Season: Fall

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

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