SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: Red Butte Garden - Salt Lake City, UT and San Antonio Botanic Garden - San Antonio, TX
Utility friendly tree.
Suckers. Underside of leaf is whitish.
Native to North America.
Trees may be referred to as male or female.
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.
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.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Rhus glabra Tree Record." 1995-2020. Feb 27, 2020.
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