Smooth Sumac (Rhus glabra)
Smooth Sumac (Rhus glabra)
Smooth Sumac (Rhus glabra)

Smooth Sumac (Rhus glabra)

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3 Gallon (12-18")

Light: Full Sun
Soil: Medium - Medium Dry
Mature Height: 15 ft
Mature Width: 15 ft

Description: The best tall sumac for heavy clay soils,  consistently smooth sumac has great red fall color. Prefers a high and dry site. It does tend to sucker aggressively, making it ideal for sloped berms and new construction sites where screening is needed. To control sumac suckering in the landscape, you can plant where it will be surrounded by lawn which allows you the opportunity to mow around preventing suckers from establishing. Sumac thickets either produce female, nectar-bearing flowers or male, pollen-bearing flowers. So when planting a sumac species, plant at least 5 to assure a mix of genders. Only the female, nectar-bearing flowers will produce fruit.