General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry 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 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 2 to 3 feet; in rare instances may reach heights to 10 feet.
Leaves: Good fall color
Other: Leaves turn a vibrant reddish-orange to burgundy shades in the fall.
Fruit: Edible to birds
Other: Clusters of 1/4 inch hard, globose drupes, greenish-white in color, maturing to creamy-white.
Fruiting Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: Other: Yellowish-green
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Roots are poisonous
Fruit is poisonous
Other: All parts of the plant are poisonous and the sap causes contact dermatitis, itching, swelling and blistering.
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Pollinators: Bees
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

Common names
  • Eastern Poison Oak
  • Atlantic Poison Oak
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Toxicodendron pubescens
  • Synonym: Rhus toxicodendron
  • Synonym: Toxicodendron quercifolium
  • Synonym: Toxicodendron toxicarium

Photo Gallery
Location: Gause, Texas
Date: 2020-05-06
Tree Service pointed it out to us.  Sawed all vines to 12", appli
Location: Fountain, Florida
Date: 2013-05-13
Location: Fountain, Florida
Date: 2013-05-13
Location: Fountain, Florida
Date: 2013-05-13
Location: Fountain, Florida
Date: 2013-05-13

photo credit: Tim Vasquez
Discussion Threads about this plant
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I don't believe this is Toxicodendron pubescens by plantladylin Jun 17, 2022 11:14 AM 0

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