Smooth Sumac

Rhus glabra


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Key Features

9' - 15'

Container Size

2 Gallon

Bloom Time


Bloom Color

Green, Yellow

Soil Moisture

Dry, Medium

Soil Type

Average, dry to medium, well-drained.

Hardiness Zone

3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Light Requirements

Part shade, Part Sun, Full sun

  • Description

    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).

  • Shipping Information

    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.

    Not all plants are offered at both locations. You can find more information on our products and packaging on the Shipping Information page.

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