CRCCD – Fragrant Sumac


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Rhus aromatica ‘Gro-Low’


Soil:  Average to Dry, Well-drained
Light:  Full to Part Sun
Moisture:  Average to Dry
Plant Height: 1 to 2 feet
Plant Width:  6 to 8 feet
Pests:  None
Landscape Value:  Good for informal borders, hedges and naturalized areas  Excellent for stabilizing embankments and for hard-to-cover areas with poor soils.

Fast-growing, compact ground cover with glossy green foliage that turns stunning red-orange in the fall.  Foliage is fragrant when brushed against or crushed.  Tiny yellow flowers bloom in early spring before leaves appear.  Flowers on female plants give way to small, showy clusters of hairy red berries that persist into winter.  Fruit is attractive to wildlife.  Good for erosion control.  Tolerates drought, shallow-rocky soils, poor soils, clay soils, and black walnut.  Attracts songbirds, small mammals, butterflies, large numbers of native bees, and beneficial insects that prey on insect pests.  Larval host for Red-banded Hairstreak butterflies.

1-gallon pot

Photo credits:
Missouri Botanical Garden