Details5-6' tall x 6' wide. Three leaf sumac (Rhus trilobata) is a native shrub with tart, edible red berries and yellow to orange-red fall foliage. The showy fruit clusters are eaten by wild birds. Well adapted to a wide range of soils from sandy and rocky to red clay. Rhus is a good choice for screening and wind breaks. This plant and 'Gro-Low' Sumac are unrelated to poison sumac; the ornamental leaves do not cause skin irritation. Grows in most any soil type including clay. (seed propagated)
82560 (Plant - 2.5" deep pot)
HBLL151 (Plant - 5" deep pot) - Out of stock.
|Common Name||Three-Leaf Sumac|
|Botanical Name||Rhus trilobata|
|Zones||4, 5, 6, 7, 8|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade|
|Mature Height||5-6' tall|
|Mature Spread||6' wide|
|Bloom Time||Late spring to early summer|
|Ships As||Potted Plant|
|Planting Time||Spring / Summer, Fall|
|Soil Type||Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Average Soil|
|Soil Moisture||Drought Resistant / Waterwise|
|Amount of Rain||Less than 10" (with irrigation), 10 to 20"|
|Advantages||Bee Friendly, Native|
|Ideal Region||Western Only|
|Neonicotinoid-Free||Yes - Learn More|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
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