Rhus copallinum

Common name: Shining Sumac

Native plant

By far the most brilliant fall color of all sumacs that you would want to grow in your yard. The name “Shining” comes from the fact that the leaves are glabrous (hairless) and are very shiny in sunlight. Very site-sensitive, it requires a light, well-drained soil (sand is best) and full sun.

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Plant Details

Plant type

Shrubs

Soil type

Dry, Dry Mesic

Light exposure

Full Sun

Bloom period

Spring

Urban environment

Requires Protected Site

Habitat

Prairie Grasslands, Savannas, Woodlands

Growth form

Shrubby/Clump, Single trunk, Colonizing / Spreading

Growth rate

Moderate

Flower color

Yellow Green

Fall color

Red

Size

Mature height
6 Feet
Mature width
3 Feet
Max height
8 Feet
Max width
8 Feet

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