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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
Exposure
Full Sun
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Birds
Growth Rate
Fast
Flowering Time
Summer
Habit
Clumping
Spreading
Foliage Color
Green
Planting instructions
Container Plants
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.