Rhus glabra Sumac


Rhus glabra
Also known as: Scarlet Sumac


Rhus glabra
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

Blooms: Summer

Wildlife: Nectar-insects, Nectar-butterflies, Nectar-bees

Host Plant: Larval Host: Hairstreak butterfly

Plant Size when available: 1 gallon, 2 gallon

Additional information

Weight N/A

1 Gallon, 2 Gallon