Rhus glabra/Smooth Sumac

Rhus glabra / Rhus glabra
Towering shoot in autumn with prominent seed pods
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Scientific Name: Rhus glabra
Common Name: Smooth Sumac
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 8-10 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: Green
Fruit present: Fall, Winter
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Filtered Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: This sumac is more shrublike than many and the form is an open, spreading canopy. It grows over much of the U.S. As with the other species, this one also has brilliant autumn color with tall panicles of red berries persisting into the winter. The leaf margins are serrated. It grows in open fields, along roadsides, and other disturbed sites. The fruit is attractive to wildlife.