Edible Native Plants, Pollinator Plants
9' - 15'
Average, dry to medium, well-drained.
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Part shade, Part Sun, Full sun
Smooth Sumac (Rhus glabra) is a large, deciduous shrub that grows naturally in open woodlands, prairies, dry rocky hillsides, and in canyons. Interestingly, it is the only shrub or tree native to all 48 contiguous states. In landscaping, Smooth Sumac is good for hedges, naturalized areas, and erosion control. In summer, the tiny green flowers bloom on large, tall panicles that attract birds, butterflies, and other pollinators. On female plants, flowers give way to drupes of edible crimson berries. Fruit is a valuable winter food source for birds and mammals, and can even be used for lemonade. The large compound leaves turn a vibrant orange to scarlet in the fall. It is the larval host to the Red-Banded Hairstreak Butterfly (shown above).
We ship from two locations:
Maryland – Our nursery in Maryland is perfectly located to serve the Eastern United States within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Maryland location if you live east of Ohio.
Illinois – Our nursery in Illinois is perfectly located to serve the Midwestern United states within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Illinois location if you live west of West Virginia.
We are now accepting preorders for Spring 2024!