Plant types and subtypes: Trees & Shrubs, Shrubs, Deciduous
Light Requirements: sun, part-sun, part-shade
Water Use: low
Soil Moisture: dry, moist
Soil Description: neutral, average, poor, loam, clay, sand, gravel/rock
Bloom Time: April, May, June
Bloom Color: yellow
Leaf Color: green
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Additional Tags: attracts birds, attracts butterflies, berries, clumping, colonizing, drought tolerant, fall interest, fragrant plant, rock garden plant, shade garden plant, showy fruit
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Rhus aromaticaAlso known as:
Rhus aromatica is sometimes confused with poison ivy: "leaves of three...". The foliage and twigs are aromatic, exuding a citrusy fragrance when bruised or crushed. It produces showy, hairy, berry-like drupes. Foliage turns to orange, red, and purple in fall.
Can be used as an effective groundcover, and as errosion control, in areas with poor, rocky soil. It spread by suckers, slowly forming dense colonies. Will grow in full sun to part shade. Requires very well drained soil and is intolerant of wet environments.
Native Range & Classification
Recorded County Distribution: USDA data
AL, AR, CT, DC, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI, WV
USDA Endangered Status:
- Special Concern: CT
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