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) - Out of stock.
HBLL151 (Plant - 5" deep pot)
|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, Southwest, West|
|Neonicotinoid-Free||Yes - Learn More|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
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- Accurate Instructions
- Doesn't need pruning
- Bird habitat
- Native landscaping
Comments about High Country Gardens Rhus trilobata:
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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