Toxicodendron diversilobum

Poison Oak

Plant family: Anacardiaceae - Sumac


Plant type: Shrub

Plant origin: N/A, California

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Flower Color Yellow
Blooming Season Spring
Height 5-15 feet
Spread 15-30 feet
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Wildlife Friendliness Rating
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Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub

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Clay, Decomposed Granite, Sand, Sandy Loam

Special Characteristic

Autumn Foliage, Hedges and Screens

Plant Highlights

Poison Oak is a fast spreading, sun loving shrub. It grows to about 5 to 7 ft high and can spread both via aerial suckers and by climbing up tress. The leaves are three pointed and have serrated edges on the leaf edges. The plant is a beneficial shrub for wildlife, but is dangerous for humans, as the leaves are poisonous and can cause a very itchy rash to develop. The prefer full sun and need some water in the winter, to keep the leaves green.

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Why would anyone want to plant poison oak?

Posed by: Margarat Nee, on Nov 25 2016 12:16PM