Botanical Name: Rhus glabra
Common Name: Smooth Sumac
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Height: 10-15' Spread: 10-15' Habit/Form: Large, suckering, colonizing shrub.
Growth Rate: Fast Zone: 3-9
Cultural Requirements: Best in full sun in most soils, except those that are permanently moist. Very tolerant of dry conditions once established.
Ornamental Characteristics: Medium to dark green foliage in summer changing to excellent yellow to orange-red-purple combinations in the fall. Scarlet, hairy fruits are persistant until winter.
Uses in the Landscape: A native plant good for mass plantings, highways, dry, sloping and poor soil areas.
Birds Attracted: 98+ species, including flicker, woodpeckers, robin, sparrows, towhee, and tanager.
Plant Appeal for Birds: Fruit ripens in later summer and persists into winter; shelter.
Aerial Salt Tolerance: Highest degree of salt tolerance; use in most exposed areas.
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