More About Rhus aromatica
- Yellowish, male and female flowers appear before the leaves
- Clusters of reddish, hairy fruit ripen late summer and may persist into the winter
- Medium green to blue-green, aromatic, soft leaves are sometimes glossy
- Fall colour is orange to red, sometimes purple
- Rounded, spreading, irregular habit, re-rooting on contact with the soil
- Bloom Time: April
The 'aromatic' in the species name refers to the leaves and stems rather than the flowers.
Fragrant Sumac Growing and Maintenance Tips
Rhus aromatica grows best in a slightly acidic, fertile soil and full sun, however, it will tolerate dry or compacted soils, partial shade, and other urban conditions.
Rhus aromatica Characteristics
Average to Dry Soils
Moist to Average
Flowering TimeEarly Spring