Rhus glabra

Common name: Smooth Sumac

Native plant

The best tall sumac for heavy clay soils, Rhus glabra consistently has great red fall color. Prefers a high and dry site. Will not grow in a marsh, so chances are if you see sumac in a marsh DO NOT TOUCH!! It is probably poison sumac! Smooth Sumac does tend to sucker, making it ideal for berm and new construction sites where screening is needed.


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


Pricing information per unit for 5 gallon growing method
1 to 10 units $19.50
11 to 24 units $17
25 or more units $14.50

Your Order

Your order contains no products.

Plant Details

Plant type

Large Shrub, Shrub

Soil type

Dry Mesic, Mesic (Not to Wet Not to Dry)

Light exposure

Full Sun

Bloom period


Urban environment

Harsh Exposure Tolerant, New Construction, Road-side/Salt Tolerant

Growth form

Multi-stemmed, Colonizing / Spreading

Growth rate


Flower color

Yellow Green

Fall color

Red Orange


Mature height
10 Feet
Mature width
10 Feet
Max height
15 Feet
Max width
15 Feet

Additional information

Butterfly host plant Pollinator hot spot Edible fruit

Plants Comparison

Add | View Comparison