Sumac Leaves
Sumac leaves in fall

Sumac

Rhus spp.


ZONE HARDINESS
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
SPACE REQUIREMENTS
- - -
HEIGHT REQUIREMENTS
- - -
SUN REQUIREMENTS
1 50 100

Sumac grows in many types of soils, will tolerate drought, deer, and unimproved soils. Green leaves in summer turn to brilliant red in fall. Attractive to birds and butterflies. The yellow flowers provide nectar in early spring for the native bees. Sumac will sucker and provide more shrubs as the roots spread. Produces red fruits in fall providing food for birds and small animals.

Idaho Firewise recommends these: 'Autumn Amber' Sumac (Rhus trilobata) and Smooth Sumac (R. glabra)

http://idahofirewise.org/

This plant has a fire-resistance score of 8, meaning it should be planted 30 feet or greater from your home. Idaho Firewise:

https://gardentronic.com/blog/idaho-firewise-protect-your-home-wildfires/

This plant is listed as beneficial to pollinators in the book, “100 Treasure Valley Pollinator Plants”. https://gardentronic.com/blog/one-hundred-treasure-valley-pollinator-plants/


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PLANT DETAILS


NAME
Sumac, smooth sumac
TYPE
Shrub
HEIGHT
9-15 feet
SPACING
9-15 feet

ZONE HARDINESS
3-9

SUN REQUIREMENTS
Part sun to full sun

ΒLOOM TIME
Early Summer
Late Spring