Fragrant Sumac


Fragrant Sumac

Rhus aromatica 5-6' x 6-8'

Glossy blue-green trifoliate leaves emit a pleasing aroma when crushed: maybe lemony or musky but also a tad minty. Phenomenal fall colors when leaves turn orange to brilliant scarlet. Throughout summer, young leaves emerge reddish-pink, older leaves mellow into a deep green, and teenage leaves are lighter green, creating a lovely display.

Beautiful small bright yellow flowers in spring draw in butterflies. Small red fuzzy fruit clusters on females attract birds.

Low irregular form will sucker from the roots, and branches touching the ground will root themselves to quickly produce a colony; useful in erosion control on banks or hillsides.

Dioecious: these are unsexed plants; multiples needed for fruit. Easy to transplant, adaptable, prefers acid soil, sun to partial shade. Native to eastern U.S. Z3. (1-3' bare-root trees)

517 Fragrant Sumac
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