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Hardiness: 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)
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: Non-patented
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
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.....
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.
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.
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 Edgewater, Colorado Hanna City, Illinois Greenleaf, Kansas Louisville, Kentucky Kemp Mill, 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 Albany, Wyoming