Also known as: Scarlet Sumac
Native, deciduous, colony forming shrub producing smooth, hairless shoots and pinnate leaves to 18 inches long, with 15-31 oblong lance-shaped, toothed, glossy, bluish green leaflets, turning rich red in autumn. Best fall color in the South; fire engine red leaves are a real head turner. Wildlife benefits from every part of this plants from food, shelter and it nectar.
Wildlife Benefits: Seeds are favored by birds and small mammals; leaves are browsed by deer.
Ornamental Use with seeds remaining firmly attached over a long period of time. Often used in large decorative arrangement
Yearly Foliage: Deciduous
Hardiness Zone: 5-9
Light: Full Sun (best for fall color)
Mature Growth: 10-20 feet high
Soil: moist, well drained
Wildlife: Nectar-insects, Nectar-butterflies, Nectar-bees
Host Plant: Larval Host: Hairstreak butterfly
Plant Size when available: 1 gallon, 2 gallon