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Rhus aromaticaRhus aromaticaRhus aromatica

fragrant sumac

Photograph(s) by*: RHW, RHW


Height: 6-6'
Spread: 12-12'
Flowers: Mar.-May; greenish yellow
Fruit: Jul.-Mar.; dark wine red; berry
Fall color: red

Conditions *

Light: Full sun Partial shade
Moisture: Dry
Soil pH: 6.1-8.5
Soil type: Loamy Sandy


limestone cliffs, dry open upland woods, open rocky bluffs, oak barrens and openings, foredunes, barren rock

Native to

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


Songbird Small mammal Beneficial insect *
high wildlife value


fuzzy edible berry clusters; aromatic leaves; shorter cultivars available; male and female separate plants

 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
Last updated: 1 October 2004