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TEXAN SUMAC
Rhus lanceolata

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Photo Locations: BioPark Botanic Garden - Albuquerque, NM

General Notes

Utility Friendly Tree Utility friendly tree.

Branches droop but resist breakage.

Native to Texas.

Trees may be referred to as male or female.

Family: Anacardiaceae

Additional Common Names

TEXAN SUMAC, PRAIRIE FLAMELEAF SUMAC, PRAIRIE SUMAC

Tree Characteristics

Oval Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 12 - 20 feet.

Width: 15 - 20 feet.

Growth Rate: 12 to 36 Inches per Year.

Leaves Ovate to Lanceolate, Green, Red or Orange, Deciduous.

Flowers Showy. White. Flowers in Spring. Has either male or female flowers (dioecious). Trees may be sold as male or female.

Persistent, Red Berry.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate to Moderately Dense in Leaf.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

USDA Hardiness Zones 6 - 8.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Well Drained Soil.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Acidic to Alkaline Soil pH.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

Desirable Wildlife Plant.

Attracts Birds.

Special Uses & Values

Specimen, Buffer Strip or Container.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Rhus lanceolata Tree Record." 1995-2018. May 22, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/rhus-lanceolata >

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.