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Rhus glabra

Smooth Sumac

  • »  Attracts birds and butterflies
  • »  Good for soil erosion
  • »  Nice fall color
  • »  Showy, erect, pyramidal fruiting clusters
  • »  Thicket forming
  • »  Spreads by root suckers

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  • Category:Shrub
  • Hardiness Zone:3-8
  • Height:9-15 Feet
  • Spread:9-15 Feet
  • Bloom Color: Green Shades

Female plants produce showy, erect, pyramidal fruiting clusters (to 8" long). Each cluster contains numerous hairy, berry-like drupes which ripen red in autumn, gradually turning maroon-brown. Best when massed for stabilizing embankments or for hard-to-cover areas with poorer soils or for naturalizing in wild areas.

Attributes
Edible
Fall Color
Native
Foliage Color
Green
Maintenance and Care
Drought Tolerant
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Songbirds
Supports Bees
Critter Resistance
Rabbit Resistant
Flower Color
Orange
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Spring
Late Spring
Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Shade
Soil Moisture
Average Water
Moist, Well-Drained
Growing & Maintenance Tips for Rhus glabra

Grow in average, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Tolerant of wide range of soils except those that are poorly drained.