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Rhus aromatica

Common name(s): Fragrant Sumac, Lemon Sumac, Sweet-Scented Sumac, Polecat Bush

Plant type: deciduous small shrub
Primary method of propagation: cutting
Alternate propagation method(s): seed, layering

Propagation by Cuttings

Cutting type: stem tip
Time of year to take cuttings: Summer
Cutting maturity: softwood
Rooting hormone: IBA TALC 3000 PPM
Rooting environment: humid chamber
Comment: Can also be propagated by root cuttings.

Propagation by Seed

Time of year to collect seed: Autumn
Time of year to sow seed: Autumn
Seed treatment: scarification and stratificati
Preferred seed moisture: moderate
Preferred temperature for germination: 68 degrees F
Time required for germination: 2-4 weeks
Light conditions for germination: extended
Comment: Increased germination by fluctuating day and night temperatures.

Propagation by Layering

Time of year to layer: no information
Wounding: no information