Overview:Categories: Deciduous, Fall Color, Short or Dense Barrier, Wildlife Value, Windbreak
Medium, drought tolerant shrub; grows well on most soils; to 8000 ft. elevation. Very winter hardy, drought and alkali tolerant, this species is moderately rapid growing and long lived.
Can be used in outer rows of multi-row windbreaks. Has potential for single row plantings where a low, dense barrier is desired.
Noted for it’s brilliant fall coloration and red-orange fruit, it provides important fall and winter food for songbirds and emergency winter food for game birds, though the unpleasant odor from it’s crushed leaves has given it the alias of ‘skunkbush’.
Provides nesting for many bird species and browse source for mule deer.
Features:Scientfic Name: Rhus trilobata
Growth Rate: Rapid
Max. Height (ft): 4
Max Width/Spread (ft): 8
Life Span: Moderate
Cold Hardiness: Excellent
Drought Resistance: Excellent
Elevation Range: 8000
Wildlife Value: Excellent
Wildlife Notes: Birds
Seasonal Color: fall red- orange
Possible Insect Issues: Fairly Resistant
Possible Disease Issues: Fusarium Wilt
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