Little Leaf Sumac
Details48-72" 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.
|Common Name||Little Leaf Sumac|
|Botanical Name||Rhus microphylla|
|Zones||6, 7, 8, 9, 10|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Mature Height||48-72" tall|
|Mature Spread||48-92" wide|
|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||Yes - Learn More|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
Plant & Bulb Shipping Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Expected ship week will display at checkout after you enter your zip code. Shipping begins Sept. 18. Amaryllis Bulbs will begin shipping mid-October 2018 and will continue until we sell out or through December 31, 2018.
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Standard shipping costs are $4.99 and up, depending on the size of the order.
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- Clay Soil
- Low Water
- Slow growing
- Small In Size
- Pollinator Habitat
- Wild Life Attractor
- Xeric Zone
Comments about High Country Gardens Rhus microphylla:
Three 5" pot plants started last May in clay soil and full sun (late afternoon shade from nearby Afghan Pine) with only hand watering, as needed. Growing in clay soil with no automatic irrigation. Currently applying irrigation about every three weeks (slow soak). Doing very well at the start of the second growing season in Southern New Mexico. Have tripled in size since first planted. Hope they will fill in within the next year or two to create a screen from the adjacent street.
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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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