Rhus trilobata

Three-Leaf Sumac

Three leaf sumac is a tough colorful native shrub with chartreuse spring flowers, red summer ripening fruit and colorful fall foliage in shades of yellow, orange and red. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
Zones4 - 8
Advantages
Bee Friendly
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
Less than 10" (with irrigation)
10 to 20"
Mature Height5-6' tall
Mature Spread6' wide
Bloom TimeLate spring to early summer
ShippingNow shipping to zones 7-10.
Other zones shipping soon.
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SizePlant - 5" Pot
SKUHC014248

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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$11.99
Per Plant - 5" Pot
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SKU
HC014248

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5-6' tall x 6' wide (seed propagated). 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.
More Information
SKUHC014248
Item Package Size
Plant - 5" Pot
Common Name
Three-Leaf Sumac
Botanical Name
Rhus trilobata
Zones
4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Yellow
Mature Height
5-6' tall
Mature Spread
6' wide
Bloom Time
Late spring to early summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Clay Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount Of Rain
Less than 10" (with irrigation), 10 to 20"
Advantages
Bee Friendly
Ideal Region
West, Western Only, Southwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Neonicotinoid Free
Native To
North America
Item Unit Of Measure
Plant
Ships To Canada
No
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ZoneShipping Status
Zone 2Shipping begins the week of May 20th, 2019
Zone 3Shipping begins the week of May 20th, 2019
Zone 4Shipping begins the week of May 20th, 2019
Zone 5Shipping begins the week of May 6th, 2019
Zone 6Shipping begins the week of April 22nd, 2019
Zone 7Now Shipping
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Zone 9Now Shipping
Zone 10Now Shipping
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