Aromatic Sumac

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Aromatic Sumac (Rhus aromatica) is a fragrant wonder, offering feathery foliage and clusters of red berries. This drought-tolerant plant is perfect for xeriscaping, adding texture and color to landscapes. Its berries attract wildlife, ensuring a lively garden atmosphere.

1-2′ Bareroot Seedling

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Environmental Requirements

Cold Tolerance: USDA Zone 3-9
Soil pH: 5.5-7.0
Soil Type: Well-drained
Water Requirements: Moderate, drought-tolerant
Sunlight Requirements: Full sun to partial shade
Drought Tolerance: High
Heat Tolerance: Moderate
Chilling Hours: None

Size and Spacing

Plant Size: 3-6′ tall, 6-10′ wide
Plant Spacing: 6-10′ apart
Growth Habit: Upright, spreading
Rootstock: From Seed

Pollination and Flowering

Pollination Requirements: Cross-pollination required
Pollination Mechanisms: Insects (bees)
Bloom Time: March-April
Flower Color: Yellow-green

Fruit Characteristics

Fruit (drupe) Size: 1/8″
Fruit (drupe) Flavor: Sour
Fruit (drupe) Color and Appearance Red, hairy
Harvest Time: September-October
Yield & Storage: Low, store in a cool, dry place

Disease and Pest Susceptibility

Additional Plant Characteristics

Growth Habit: Upright, spreading
Foliage Color: Green
Fall Color: Reddish-purple
Lifespan: 10-20 years

Additional Information

Toxicity: Non-toxic
Invasive Potential: Low
Native Range: Native to North America
Nitrogen Fixing: No