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Rhus aromatica

Common Name(s):
Fragrant sumac, Sumac
Category:
Shrubs
Comment:

Drought tolerant; branches that touch the ground often form roots; suckers to form colonies

Height:
2-6 ft.
Foliage:
Alternate, trifoliate, glossy medium to dark green leaves; 1.5 to 3 in. long; coarsely toothed; orange, red to reddish purple fall color
Flower:
1 in. yellowish flowers on male catkin in spring that persists; red hairy drupe on female plants in summer; persists into winter
Zones:
3 to 9
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun to partial shade; acidic, well-drained soil
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Low, irregular spreading shrub
Width:
6-10 ft.
Tags:
deciduous

NCCES plant id: 1754

Rhus aromatica var trilobata Rhus aromatica var trilobata
Andrey Zharkikh, CC BY - 2.0
Rhus aromatica var trilobata Rhus aromatica var trilobata
Andrey Zharkikh, CC BY - 2.0
 Rhus aromatica Rhus aromatica
Suzanne Cadwell, CC BY-NC-2.0
Rhus aromatica Rhus aromatica bloom clusters
Debbie Roos