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SMOOTH SUMAC
Rhus glabra

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Photo Locations: Red Butte Garden - Salt Lake City, UT and San Antonio Botanic Garden - San Antonio, TX

General Notes

Utility Friendly Tree Utility friendly tree.

Suckers. Underside of leaf is whitish.

Native to North America.

Trees may be referred to as male or female.

Family: Anacardiaceae

Tree Characteristics

Oval, Rounded or Umbrella Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 8 - 20 feet.

Width: 8 - 10 feet.

Growth Rate: 36 Inches per Year.

Longevity Less than 50 years.

Leaves Pinnately Compound Odd, Dark Green, Red, Deciduous.

Flowers Inconspicuous. Flowers in Summer. Has either male or female flowers (dioecious). Trees may be sold as male or female.

Red Drupe, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Fall.

Bark Dark Gray or Light Gray, Smooth.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate to Moderately Dense in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as Low out of Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 1 - 10 and 14 - 17.

USDA Hardiness Zones 2 - 8.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Moist to Dry Soil.

Drought tolerant.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Highly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.

Salinity Tolerance is Good Inland.

Seaside Tolerance is Good to Medium in Mild Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Susceptible to Aphids, Root Rot and Verticillium.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

Allergy Health Hazard.

Biogenic Emissions considered Low.

Desirable Wildlife Plant.

Attracts Birds.

Special Uses & Values

Screen.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Rhus glabra Tree Record." 1995-2018. Feb 24, 2018.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/rhus-glabra >

This tree is not part of the SelecTree Nursery Connection. If you would like to see this tree listed, or know of a nursery that sells it, please contact us at ufei@calpoly.edu.