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Rhus copallina

Rhus copallina

Rhus copallina

Rhus copallina

shining sumac, winged sumac, flameleaf sumac

Photograph(s) by*: RHW, CM NRCS, CM NRCS

Characteristics

Height: 20-35'
Spread: 20-35'
Flowers: Jul.-Sept.; greenish yellow
Fruit: Oct.-Nov.; red; berry
Fall color: rich red

Conditions *

Light: Full sun Partial shade
Moisture: Dry
Soil pH: 5.3-7.5
Soil type: Clay Loamy Sandy

Habitat

dry thickets, old fields, dry open woods, roadsides, fencerows

Native to

Region: Coastal Piedmont Mountain *
States: MD DE PA NY WV VA

Wildlife

Songbird Small mammal *
high wildlife value

Notes

forms large colonies; winter food for wildlife



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/1276.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004