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Rhus Succedanea 1 month 1 week ago #81766

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Hi all,

I've got, since a few weeks, this Rhus Succedanea (Toxicodendron S.) which has fascinated me for long and now I've added it to my collection.

However I cannot find plenty of material in the web as to how to treat and train it as a future bonsai.
For instance...
- Does it love lots of water or sparse watering (i.e water only when dry, etc)?
- Does it stand full sun in summer (I live in downtown Milan, northern Italy, and summers are quite harsh) or semi-shade is better?
- When is it best to wire it (if it stands wiring at all)?
- When is it best to prune it?
- etc etc

Of course I can merely apply general, common sense rules that could be valid to each of the above questions but I'd like to be sure of treating this little plant correctly.

Thanks everybody!

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Rhus Succedanea 1 month 1 week ago #81767

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What I know about them;
There are not drought tolerant, frost hardy up to -7°C and like the sun.
Not much info but like you say, common sense will bring you already on the right track
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Rhus Succedanea 1 month 1 week ago #81772

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What I know about them;
There are not drought tolerant, frost hardy up to -7°C and like the sun.
Not much info but like you say, common sense will bring you already on the right track


Thanks FrankC.
In fact I'd like to wire a couple of those trunks to spread them better and add movement- I will do it "gently" after leaf drop...

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