Rhus copallina var. latifolia
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Hardiness Zone: 4-8 Height: 11-18 feet; 3.5-5.5 metres Spread: 11-18 feet; 3.5-5.5 metres Sun: Full sun to part shade Water: Dry to moist Wildlife: Berries attractive to wildlife Bloom Colour: Cream/White Tolerates: Air pollution; poor drainage; compacted soil; drought; rabbits Culture: Easily grown shrub/small tree adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, as long as there is no standing water. Not particular as to soil type of pH. Best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Noteworthy Characteristics: This species is valued for ornamental planting because of its lustrous dark green foliage which turns a brilliant orage-red in fall. The tiny, creamy white flowers are followed by showy red clusters of berries which persist into the winter Garden Uses: Container or above-ground planter; buffer strips; specimen