General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5b -26.1 °C (-15 °F) to -23.3 °C (-10 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 15-25 feet
Plant Spread: 15-25 feet
Leaves: Good fall color
Deciduous
Other: Pinnately compound green leaves turning shades of orange and red in fall
Fruit: Showy
Other: 1/4 to 1/2 inch pubescent (hairy) fleshy reddish-orange drupes
Fruiting Time: Fall
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Other: Creamy-white to creamy-yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Erosion control
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Birds
Butterflies
Resistances: Rabbit Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Pollinators: Bees
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

Image
Common names
  • Chinese Sumac
  • Chinese Gall

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Location: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Date: 2017-10-09
Labelled R. japonica
Location: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Date: 2017-10-09
Location: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Location: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Date: 2017-10-09
Location: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Date: 2017-10-09
Location: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

photo credit: KENPEI

photo credit: Krish Dulal

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