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Rhus typhina 'Laciniata'

Family: Anacardiaceae (an-a-kard-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rhus (roos) (Info)
Species: typhina (ty-FEE-nuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Laciniata

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15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)
20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
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)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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Bloom Color:
Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer


Other details:
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Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From woody stem cuttings
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings
By air layering
By tip layering
By serpentine layering
By stooling or mound layering

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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3 positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Zeffie On Jul 10, 2012, Zeffie from North River, ND wrote:

yes, this an extremely drought tolerant plant! If you give it extra water it will most assuredly sucker. If you are in a wet area of the country; more than 20-25 inches of rainfall a year, you may want to think about getting a less prolific cultivar. This plant does great in pure clay or pure sand in tough growing conditions, obviously if you coddle it, it will take off like a rocket. It's great for stabilizing stream banks, road cuts, and steep slopes because of it's entwined and spreading root system. You have been warned.....

Positive alzone7 On Oct 6, 2010, alzone7 from Gadsden, AL wrote:

I love this. In North Alabama it needs afternoon shade and mine has never gotten taller than 4'. Makes a pretty, politely-spreading clump. Just dig up the outliers and share with friends. Appreciates a bit of water in extended dry weather.

Neutral plutodrive On Sep 3, 2009, plutodrive from Denver, CO (Zone 5b) wrote:

Another synonym for this plant is Rhus typhina 'Dissecta'.

Positive Molluska On May 2, 2008, Molluska from Columbia, SC wrote:

Euell Gibbons' book alerted me to the "rhus-ade"" that can be made from soaking and mashing the berry heads. The red hairs have a refreshing acidey flavor, with a lot of natural pectin. Great to use with elderberries for a very clear, not too sweet jelly.

Neutral Sasha24641 On May 1, 2008, Sasha24641 from Richlands, VA (Zone 6a) wrote:

I have one growing wild next to my driveway. It's really a nice plant/tree, unique! =)


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

Centre, Alabama
Gadsden, Alabama
Chino Valley, Arizona
Denver, Colorado
Hanna City, Illinois
Greenleaf, Kansas
Louisville, Kentucky
Silver Spring, Maryland
Flat Rock, Michigan
Blair, Nebraska
Clayton, North Carolina
Henderson, North Carolina
Norlina, North Carolina
Wilsons Mills, North Carolina
Fargo, North Dakota
Cheshire, Oregon
Happy Valley, Oregon
Alexandria, Virginia
Richlands, Virginia
Crivitz, Wisconsin
Laramie, Wyoming

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