Wax Tree Toxicodendron succedaneum - Rhus succedaneum, Albonia peregrina

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Botanical Name:

Toxicodendron succedaneum

Family:

Anacardiaceae

Genus:

Toxicodendron

Species:

succedaneum

Common Name:

Wax Tree

Height:
20-25 feet
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
5

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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in cold water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 90 days.
Germination: sow seed 3/8" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Other: boiling water can be used if hot water does not scarify the seed, If the seed has not imbibed after a 24 hr water soak,drain and repeat the process until it does imbibe.
In a Nutshell:
* Wax Tree (Toxicodendron succedaneum or Rhus succedanea), a native of Asia, although it has been planted elsewhere, most notably Australia and New Zealand. It is a large shrub or tree, up to 8 m tall, somewhat similar to a sumac tree. Because of its beautiful autumn foliage, it has been planted outside of Asia as an ornamental plant, often by gardeners who were apparently unaware of the dangers of allergic reactions. It is now officially classified as a noxious weed in Australia and New Zealand. The fatty-acid methyl ester of the kernel oil meets all of the major biodiesel requirements in the USA (ASTM D 6751-02, ASTM PS 121-99), Germany (DIN V 51606) and European Union (EN 14214). more...
* This plant is considered a noxious weed in many jurisdictions. Plesae make sure that it is legal to import into your area before ordering.
* The leaves contain about 20% tannin. They can be collected as they fall in the autumn and used as a brown dye or as a mordant. The sap is tapped and used as a lacquer. It is much used in Japanese art and needs to be kept in a cool humid place for it to dry properly. The Japanese traditionally kept their paintings in a damp cave until the lacquer had dried. more...
* The leaves contain about 20% tannin. They can be collected as they fall in the autumn and used as a brown dye or as a mordant. The sap is tapped and used as a lacquer. It is much used in Japanese art and needs to be kept in a cool humid place for it to dry properly. The Japanese traditionally kept their paintings in a damp cave until the lacquer had dried. more...
Usda description:
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