SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: BioPark Botanic Garden - Albuquerque, NM
Utility friendly tree.
Branches droop but resist breakage.
Native to Texas.
Trees may be referred to as male or female.
Additional Common Names
TEXAN SUMAC, PRAIRIE FLAMELEAF SUMAC, PRAIRIE SUMAC
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.
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 >