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.

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Pricing

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

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Plant Details

Plant type

Large Shrub, Shrub

Soil type

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

Light exposure

Full Sun

Bloom period

Spring

Urban environment

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

Growth form

Multi-stemmed, Colonizing / Spreading

Growth rate

Moderate

Flower color

Yellow Green

Fall color

Red Orange

Size

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

Additional information

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