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Smooth Sumac

Smooth Sumac

Rhus glabra

Featured Plant Category: Edible Native Plants, Pollinator Plants

Height: 9' - 15'

Bloom Time: June

Bloom Color: Yellow-Green

Soil Moisture: Dry to Medium

Soil Type: Average, dry to medium, well-drained.

Light Requirements: Full sun to part shade

Hardiness Zone: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9

Other Names: Rhus glabra, White Sumac, Upland Sumac, Scarlet Sumac

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$44.99

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Description

Smooth Sumac (Rhus glabra) is a large, deciduous shrub that grows naturally in open woodlands, prairies, dry rocky hillsides, and in canyons. Interestingly, it is the only shrub or tree native to all 48 contiguous states. In landscaping, Smooth Sumac is good for hedges, naturalized areas, and erosion control. In summer, the tiny green flowers bloom on large, tall panicles that attract birds, butterflies, and other pollinators. On female plants, flowers give way to drupes of edible crimson berries. Fruit is a valuable winter food source for birds and mammals, and can even be used for lemonade. The large compound leaves turn a vibrant orange to scarlet in the fall. It is the larval host to the Red-Banded Hairstreak Butterfly (shown above).


 

Additional information

Height

9' – 15'

Container Size

2 Gallon

Bloom Time

June

Bloom Color

Yellow-Green

Soil Moisture

Dry to Medium

Soil Type

Average, dry to medium, well-drained.

Light Requirements

Full sun to part shade

Hardiness Zone

3,4,5,6,7,8,9

Other Names

Rhus glabra, White Sumac, Upland Sumac, Scarlet Sumac

Shipping Information

We now ship from two locations!

Maryland – Our nursery in Maryland is perfectly located to serve the Eastern United States within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Maryland location if you live east of Ohio.

Illinois – Our nursery in Illinois is perfectly located to serve the Midwestern United states within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Illinois location if you live west of West Virginia.

Please Note: If you live between the two facilities, you can change the Ship From location on the Cart page to see which will give you better shipping rates.

Not all plants are offered at both locations. You can find more information on our products and packaging on the Shipping Information page.