Tree Seeds

Poison Ivy Seeds

Habitat

native to a wide portion of the United States and Canada
hardy to zone 4
Special Note: This species contains in all its parts a skin irritant that causes a severe reaction in many individuals.
Habit and Form

a deciduous vine to short shrub
vine covered in aerial roots
generally found on tree trunks and any other structure
50′ tall
medium to coarse texture
fast growth rate

Summer Foliage

alternate leaf arrangement
variable leaf morphology
leaves are generally trifoliate
lush green leaf color
serrated leaf margins

Autumn Foliage

brilliant red fall color
very showy

Flowers

not ornamentally important

Fruit

white fruit found in clusters
poisonous
0.25″ in diameter
wildlife eat fruit
Bark

tan woody stems
aerial roots help attach vine to structure
vine tends to branch out at 90 degree angle from structure

Culture

easily transplanted
soil adaptable
suckers
full sun to partial shade
Landscape Use

massing
woods edge
naturalistic areas
bank covers
Liabilities

Verticillium Wilt
aphids, scales, rusts and mites
poisonous
do not burn
ID Features

trifoliate leaves
aerial roots
branches at 90 degrees
Propagation

by seed
Cultivars/Varieties

‘Variegata’ – Collectors of variegated plants cultivate several variegated clones of this plant with white or creamy leaf markings. They are maintained chiefly as conversation pieces … proof that every plant is appreciated by somebody.

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