Aromatic Sumac



Aromatic Sumac

(6 customer reviews)


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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Requirements and Tolerances

Cold Tolerance: USDA Zone 3-9
Sunlight Requirements: Full sun to partial shade
Water Requirements: Moderate, drought-tolerant
Soil Type: Well-drained
Soil pH: 5.5-7.0
Plant Spacing: 6-10′ apart
Drought Tolerance: High
Chilling Hours: None
Heat Tolerance: Moderate

Physical Characteristics

Rootstock: From Seed
Plant Size: 3-6′ tall, 6-10′ wide
Growth Habit: Upright, spreading
Foliage Color: Green
Bloom Time: March-April
Flower Color: Yellow-green
Fall Color: Reddish-purple
Fruit (drupe) Size: 1/8″
Fruit (drupe) Flavor: Sour
Fruit (drupe) Color and Appearance Red, hairy

Growth and Reproduction

Growth Rate: Moderate
Lifespan: 10-20 years
Pollination Requirements: Cross-pollination required
Pollination Mechanisms: Insects (bees)
Harvest Time: September-October
Yield & Storage: Low, store in a cool, dry place

Disease Resistance

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

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 24 × 1 × 1 in
Hardiness Zone

3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9



6 reviews for Aromatic Sumac

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  1. Paul Y. (Verified Customer)

    The bare root aromatic sumac arrived looking healthy – as healthy as a bare root plant can look. It has lots of long roots so it should do well when it begins to grow.

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  2. Sheryl S. (Verified Customer)

    Healthy looking bare root plants with strong root systems. They were about 12″ tall. Carefully packaged, but without a lot of wasteful packaging. Thank you!

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  3. LewEllyn Hallett (Verified Customer)

    After a couple of weeks in the ground, my sumac has leaves and looks healthy. I look forward to seeing it grow and color to the hedgerow.

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  4. Nicole Hamilton (Verified Customer)

    Both plants are growing, I can’t wait for the pink lemonade berries.

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  5. Dominic Izzo (Verified Customer)

    Nice healthy seedlings with good roots.

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