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Rhus copallina

Common Name(s):
Shining sumac, Winged sumac
Categories:
Native Plants, Trees
Comment:

Male and female plants; leaflets connected by a narrow wing; short trunk and spreading branches; glossy maroon fall foliage; spreads by rhizones; fruits and seeds attract birds; flowers attract butterflies; drought tolerant; best sumac

Height:
10-15 ft.
Foliage:
Alternate, compound, lustrous dark green leaves; 9 to 21 leaflets; connected by a narrow wing; glossy maroon, red, scarlet fall color
Flower:
Greenish yellow flowers on 4 to 8 in. upright panicle; conical cluster of small, dark red fruit in fall
Zones:
4 to 9
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun to partial shade; range of soil types
Texture:
Medium to coarse
Form:
Compact and dense when young; becomes open, irregular with age; short trunk; crooked, spreading branches
Exposure:
Sun to partial shade; range of soil types
Fruit:
Greenish white flowers in upright cluster; conical cluster of dark red small fruit
Width:
10-12 ft.
Tags:
birds, deciduous

NCCES plant id: 543

Rhus copallina Rhus copallina
John Lills, CC BY-NC-ND - 4.0
Rhus copallina Rhus copallina
John Lills, CC BY-NC-ND - 4.0
Rhus copallina Rhus copallina
John Lills, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Rhus copallina Rhus copallina
Philip Bouchard, CC BY-NC-ND - 4.0
Rhus copallina Rhus copallina
Philip Bouchard, CC BY-NC-ND - 4.0