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Characteristics

Conservation Plant Characteristics

Rhus ovata S. Watson
sugar sumac
RHOV

Summary
Duration PR Federal T/E Status
Growth Habit TR, SH   National Wetland Indicator
Native Status L48 (N)      
 
Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring and Summer   Fruit/Seed Conspicuous Yes
After Harvest Regrowth Rate   Growth Form Multiple Stem
Bloat None   Growth Rate Moderate
C:N Ratio High   Height at Base Age, Maximum 12
Coppice Potential Yes   Height at Maturity 12.0
Fall Conspicuous Yes   Known Allelopath No
Fire Resistant No   Leaf Retention Yes
Flower Color White   Lifespan Long
Flower Conspicuous No   Low Growing Grass No
Foliage Color Green   Nitrogen Fixation None
Foliage Porosity Summer Dense   Resprout Ability Yes
Foliage Porosity Winter Dense   Shape and Orientation Semi-Erect
Foliage Texture Coarse   Toxicity None
Fruit/Seed Color Red      
 
Growth Requirements
Adapted To Coarse Textured Soils Yes   Moisture Use Low
Adapted To Medium Textured Soils Yes   pH, Minimum 6.0
Adapted To Fine Textured Soils No   pH, Maximum 7.5
Anaerobic Tolerance None   Planting Density Per Acre, Minimum 700
CaCO3 Tolerance Medium   Planting Density Per Acre, Maximum 2700
Cold Stratification Required No   Precipitation, Minimum 12
Drought Tolerance High   Precipitation, Maximum 30
Fertility Requirement Low   Root Depth, Minimum 18
Fire Tolerance Medium   Salinity Tolerance None
Frost Free Days, Minimum 200   Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Hedge Tolerance High   Temperature, Minimum (°F) 7
 
Reproduction
Bloom Period Mid Spring   Propagated By Cuttings No
Commercial Availability Contracting Only   Propagated By Seed Yes
Fruit/Seed Abundance Medium   Propagated By Sod No
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Spring   Propagated By Sprigs No
Fruit/Seed Period End Summer   Propagated By Tubers No
Fruit/Seed Persistence Yes   Seed Per Pound 22350
Propagated By Bare Root Yes   Seed Spread Rate Slow
Propagated By Bulbs No   Seedling Vigor Medium
Propagated By Container No   Small Grain No
Propagated By Corms No   Vegetative Spread Rate None
 
Suitibility/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No   Palatable Browse Animal
Christmas Tree Product No   Palatable Graze Animal
Fodder Product No   Palatable Human No
Fuelwood Product   Post Product No
Lumber Product No   Protein Potential
Naval Store Product No   Pulpwood Product No
Nursery Stock Product Yes   Veneer Product No
 
 
Time Generated: 08/09/2020 12:37 AM CDT