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Three Leaf Sumac (Rhus trilobata) 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).
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new plant not much to say
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Comments about High Country Gardens Rhus trilobata:
IT leafed out this spring. Brand new plant so bot much else to say yet. I am looking forward tot he edible fruit
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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It arrived in healthy condition
By Kathy T.
from Englewood, CO
I planted the sumac in a challenging spot in a west-facing flower bed. It's grown well for about 1 year. Hoping it will add lots of fall color when it is bigger. I would buy again.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Waiting to see if it can survive in my environment
from Virginia City Highlands, NV
These have been in for just over a year now, seem healthy and are growing at a decent rate. I did find it necessary to construct wire cages around them, though, to protect them from the ground squirrels here, who sheared the new branches off to the ground. I'm hoping that as they reach mature size the cages can be removed.
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Ornamental Native is Tough AND Pretty!
By Crickets Meyeres
from Kanab southern UT high desert 5000ft up
Fantastic! Similar to a currant in size and three season interest. Also, somewhat similar to manzanita in growth habit. I bought three last fall and they transplanted well. I planted on a very exposed slope, so I did place in depressions and added dried leaf mulch to help retain moisture. Then I watered regularly until winter made watering unnecessary. They did not grow at all that fall. When winter came they turned a glorious red, then defoliated for the winter. In spring they refoliated and gradually began to very slowly fill out and grow. It is now mid summer and they have about doubled in size (which is still only about a spheric 12 inches). This seems normal under the adage that perennials "sleep, then creep, then leap." We can probably expect substantial growth this next growing season. The aspect that excited me the very most was realizing that THIS species is the beautiful shrub that I have seen IN THE WILD GROWING LOCALLY in our area. I didn't realize what it was when I purchased it! It has such a beautiful, grounded, pleasing shape even without pruning. And of course it receives absolutely no care in the wild. So as long as I can create natural conditions on my property by not removing native flora and fauna, they should really require nothing extra for me. I got more than I bargained for with these in a wonderful way! Planted with rock garden tulips, Dutch Iris, lambs ears, Apache plume, Sage, Red hot poker, and also let the native globe mallow and aster self sow at will. The slope is slowly taking shape!
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