Shrub

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
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.
Native
Native
Edible
Edible
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Shade
Partial Shade
Moist, Well-Drained
Moist, Well-Drained
Average Water
Average Water

Characteristics and Attributes