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Rhus chinensis seeds

Rhus chinensis seeds

Rhus chinensis seeds are harvested in October, commonly known as Chinese nutgall tree. Common Name: Chinese sumac
Type: Deciduous shrub
Family: Anacardiaceae
Native Range: China, Japan
Zone: 5 to 8
Height: 15.00 to 25.00 feet
Spread: 20.00 to 30.00 feet
Bloom Time: August to September
Bloom Description: Creamy white
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Water: Dry to medium
Maintenance: Medium
Suggested Use: Naturalize
Flower: Showy
Attracts: Birds, Butterflies
Fruit: Showy
Tolerate: Rabbit, Drought, Dry Soil, Shallow-Rocky Soil
  • Details

    Chinese sumac also know as Chinese gall or nutgall tree is an open-spreading large shrub or small tree that grows to 15-25’ tall. Pinnately compound leaves with 7-13 toothed leaflets (each 2-5” long). Petiole is often winged. Leaflets are bright green above and brown pubescent beneath. Fall color may be insignificant, but can produce excellent yellow/orange/red colors in some climates. Creamy white flowers in large rounded panicles (6-10” across) bloom in late summer. Pollinated flowers on female plants are followed by fruiting clusters containing numerous, showy, hairy, berry-like drupes that ripen to red in fall. A Chinese gall is an abnormal growth that forms on plant tissue (stem or leaf) of R. chinensis as the result of a gall aphid deposit, hence the sometimes used common name of Chinese gall for this plant.

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