SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: The National Arboretum - Washington, DC
Branches droop but resist breakage.
Native to China.
Trees may be referred to as male or female.
Additional Common Names
CHINESE SUMAC, NUTGALL TREE
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 15 - 20 feet.
Width: 15 - 20 feet.
Growth Rate: 12 to 36 Inches per Year.
Leaves Pinnately Compound Odd, Green, Red or Orange, Deciduous.
Flowers Showy. White. Flowers in Summer. Has either male or female flowers (dioecious). Trees may be sold as male or female.
Persistent, Red or Orange Drupe, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Summer or Fall.
Bark Light Brown, Rough.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate to Moderately Dense in Leaf.
Shading Capacity Rated as out of Leaf.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
USDA Hardiness Zones 5 - 8.
Exposure Full Sun.
Wet but Well Drained Soil.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Acidic to Alkaline Soil pH.
Pests & Disease Information
Susceptible to Aphids and Scales, Canker, Leaf Spot, Powdery Mildew and Verticillium.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
Special Uses & Values
Specimen, Buffer Strip or Container.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Rhus chinensis Tree Record." 1995-2018. May 22, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/rhus-chinensis >