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Rhus glabra

Smooth Sumac

Their branches are smooth rather than hairy like the species. The wide, spreading habit makes it a suitable choice for planting en masse or used as a screen. The green foliage turns bright red, orange, or purple in the fall and the upright reddish, fruit clusters will persist into the winter.

  • »  Greenish-yellow, male and female flowers
  • »  Clusters of reddish, hairy fruit ripen late summer and may persist into the winter
  • »  Medium-green to dark green, soft leaves are sometimes glossy
  • »  Fall colour is orange to red, sometimes purple
  • »  Suckering profusely, it produces a mound of mostly vertical branches
  • »  Bloom Time: June

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  • Category:Shrubs
  • Hardiness Zone:2
  • Height:250-300 cm
  • Spread:250-300 cm
  • Bloom Color: Green
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Additional Information about Rhus glabra

Native to Ontario and most of North America.

Growing & Maintenance Tips for Rhus glabra

Rhus grows best in a slightly acidic, fertile soil and full sun, however, it will tolerate dry or compacted soils and other urban conditions.