Winged Sumac

Rhus copallinum


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Key Features

7 - 15'

Container Size

2 Gallon

Bloom Time

July, August

Bloom Color

Green, White

Soil Moisture

Dry, Medium

Soil Type

Average, dry to medium, well-drained.

Hardiness Zone

4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Light Requirements

Part shade, Part Sun, Full sun

  • Description

    Winged Sumac (Rhus copallinum) is a large deciduous shrub (sometimes considered a small tree) that grows naturally on dry hillsides, open woods, prairies, rocky slopes, and sandy woodlands. The attractive, dark green foliage turns a brilliant orange-red in the fall. This shrub has high wildlife value. The tiny greenish-yellow flowers that bloom on large (4-8″) showy panicles provide nectar for native butterflies and bees. The red fruit clusters that appear in the fall persist into the winter and provide food for birds and small mammals. It also provides cover and habitat for birds and other wildlife. Winged Sumac is a host plant for the Red-Banded Hairstreak (shown above). The berry-like fruits are also edible and can be used to make a lemonade-like drink.

  • 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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