Skunkbush (Rhus trilobata)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Moderately alkaline (7.9 – 8.4)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 6 feet
Plant Spread: 6 feet
Leaves: Good fall color
Malodorous
Other: orange-red fall foliage
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Other: tart, showy, red fruit clusters
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: Other: chartreuse
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Erosion control
Will Naturalize
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Tea
Raw
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Toxicity: Other: may be allergenic to some
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Pollinators: Bees
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
Monoecious

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Can you ID? I thought it was poison oak at first. by Ewo Aug 8, 2018 7:45 AM 8
Anyone know what tree this is? by Mistirose Aug 25, 2013 9:22 AM 5
Salt tolerant plants by eclayne Feb 8, 2013 9:39 PM 130

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