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PlantFiles: Atlantic Poison Oak, Eastern Poison Oak
Toxicodendron pubescens

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Family: Anacardiaceae (an-a-kard-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Toxicodendron (toks-ee-ko-DEN-dron) (Info)
Species: pubescens (pew-BES-senz) (Info)

Synonym:Rhus acutiloba
Synonym:Rhus toxicarium
Synonym:Rhus toxicodendron
Synonym:Toxicodendron quercifolium
Synonym:Toxicodendron toxicarium

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Category:
Vines and Climbers

Height:
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:
Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade
Full Shade

Danger:
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
Red-Orange

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:
Deciduous

Other details:
Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

Profile:

No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral Terry On Aug 31, 2001, Terry from Murfreesboro, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:

Poison Oak and its Eastern counterpart Poison Ivy have leaves that are highly irritating for humans who make contact directly or indirectly with them. (The irritants do not seem to bother dogs, but petting an infected dog can lead to a rash.)

If you suspect you have touched poison oak, swab the area with rubbing alcohol as soon as possible; ideally within 10 minutes. This may prevent a rash from occurring.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Alabaster, Alabama
Hampton, Illinois
Jacksonville, Illinois
Cumberland, Maryland
Greencastle, Pennsylvania



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