Rhus microphylla

Little Leaf Sumac

Rhus microphylla (Littleleaf Sumac) is a very xeric native shrub with bird attracting fruit and nice fall foliage. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
Zones 6 - 10
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall Less than 10", 10 to 20"
Mature Plant Size 48-72" tall , 48-92" wide
Bloom TimeMid to late spring

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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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48-72" tall x 48-92" wide. Rhus microphylla (Littleleaf Sumac) is very xeric native shrub that provides early season nectar for native bees, colorful red berries eaten by songbirds and a wonderful fine textured, bright green foliage during the growing season. It grows in most any soil and thrives in heat and sun. Native to portions of TX, NM and AZ as well as northern MX.
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Common Name
Little Leaf Sumac
Botanical Name
Rhus microphylla
6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
48-72" tall
Mature Spread
48-92" wide
Bloom Time
Mid - Late Spring
Bloom Time
Mid to late spring
Ships As
Potted Plant
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Clay Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture
Very Drought Resistant / Very Waterwise
Amount Of Rain
Less than 10", 10 to 20"
Ideal Region
Southwest, Hot Desert
Neonicotinoid Free
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