Smooth Sumac Tree

Smooth Sumac Tree

Smooth Sumac Tree Facts

Specific Name:   Rhus glabra
Hardiness Zones:   3 to 8
Growth_Rate:   Rapid
Site Requirements:   Sun to partial shade; tolerates poor dry soil; does not tolerate shade or wet soil
Texture:   Medium to coarse
Form:   Shrubby; often multistemmed
Height:   9 to 15
Weight:   9 to 15'
Leaf:   12 to 18" alternate, compound medium green leaves; red orange, scarlet, and red velvet fall color
Flower/Fruit:   6 to 10" panicle of greenish white flowers in summer; velvety red fruit in late summer on female plants; persists into winter
Comments:    Native; flowers good in dry arrangement; rejuvenate by cutting to the ground every few years; spreads by suckers; not poisonous
Habit:   Deciduous
Cultivars:   --