Smooth Sumac (Rhus glabra) Plant


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Rhus glabra, the smooth sumac, is a species of sumac in the family Anacardiaceae, native to North America, from southern Quebec west to southern British Columbia in Canada, and south to northern Florida and Arizona in the United States and Tamaulipas in northeastern Mexico. The leaves turn scarlet in the fall.  The bark on older wood is smooth and grey to brown.

Type:Deciduous Shrub
Growing Zones:3 – 9
Native Range:North America
Mature Height:8 – 10 feet
Mature Width:8 – 10 feet
Spacing:6 – 8 feet
Sunlight:Full Sun, Part Sun
Soil Type:Average
Growth Rate:Moderate
Leaf Description:Compound leaflets
Bloom Time:Summer
Bloom Description:Yellow
Harvest Time:Late fall, Winter
Drought Tolerance:Moderate
Special Properties:Larval host to the Hairstreak Butterfly, Birds, Pollinators


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