Today we are looking at the Rhus tomentosa.

  • The Wild Currant is a small shade tree that is ideal for use in small gardens.
  • This deciduous tree attains a height of 3 – 4m and has a non invasive rooting habit.
  • The fresh green foliage has a pleasing leaf arrangement and there is a sinuous elegance to the tree’s growth habit.
  • The tree bears sprays of small greenish flowers from May to November and is followed by fruit that is covered with dense, greyish, furry hairs. The bark is smooth and grey and used in tanning.
  • The Wild Currant is a hardy tree that is not frost sensitive and is drought tolerant once established.
  • This colourful tree provides year round appeal and grows easily in a variety of soils