Cutleaf Smooth Sumac

Cutleaf Smooth Sumac

Rhus glabra laciniata

Mounded shrub with red stems and bright green, fern-like fronds which turn scarlet-red in fall. Conical red seedheads form in early fall and persist through winter. Does well in poor soils, drought and heat. Great naturalization and reclamation plant.

TYPE Deciduous Shrub SUN Full Sun
HEIGHT 6 ft SOIL Well Drained
SPREAD 6 ft FLOWER Spring, Yellow
ZONE 3 FRUIT Ornamental Fruit
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Size:

Medium size shrub

Growth Rate:

Slow growth rate

Fall Colour:

Red fall colour

Birds/Bees/Hummingbirds:

Attracts birds and butterflies

Deer/Rabbit:

Deer and rabbit resistant

Applications:

Used as an accent plant

Xeriscape:

Xeriscape

Native:

Native plant

Invasive:

Produces suckers

Ornamental Features:

Has fuzzy stems 

Sun:

Plant in a full sun location

Drainage:

Adaptable to both dry and moist conditions

Drought Tolerance:

Considered to be drought tolerant once established

Mulch:

Consider applying a thick mulch around root zone to insulate in exposed or cooler locations

Pollution Tolerance:

Highly tolerant of urban pollution

Maintenance:

Occasional maintenance

Pruning:

Best pruned in late winter or early spring once the threat of extreme cold has passed

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