Shining Sumac

Shining Sumac

Rhus Copallina

Shining sumac is a very adaptable, large, colony-forming shrub to small tree used in groups in the shrub border, as a large bank cover or in naturalizing areas. The glossy dark green foliage turns a flaming red to red-purple in the fall.  In addition, female plants produce terminal clusters of greenish-yellow flowers that mature into clusters of small, red, hairy fruits in September and October. An excellent plant for poor, dry soils.


General Information:

Mature Height:  6 Feet
Mature Width:  3 Feet

Flower Color:  Yellow Green
Fall Color:  Red

Soil Type:

Dry, Mesic


Full Sun

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