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.


Click on each individual photo to enlarge for full size preview.

Order multiplication of 4 for price:
Price Level: 
Woodies- Standard Shrub
Sizing Options: 
1 Gallon
5 Gallon


« Go back to the plants listing page

My Cart

Your order contains no products.

Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Dry, Dry Mesic

Light exposure

Full Sun

Bloom period


Urban environment

Requires Protected Site


Prairie Grasslands, Savannas, Woodlands

Growth form

Shrubby/Clump, Single trunk, Colonizing / Spreading

Growth rate


Flower color

Yellow Green

Fall color



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

Additional information

Butterfly host plant Pollinator hot spot

Plants Comparison

Add | View Comparison

Order Online

Available Online:  17
Price:  $26.50


Order multiplication of 4 for price: