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Rhus aromatica

Rhus aromatica - Fragrant Sumac

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

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario

The 'aromatic' in the species name refers to the leaves and stems rather than the flowers.

Zone:

3

Height:

125-150 cm

Spread:

175-200 cm

Colour:

Yellow
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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

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario
Fragrant
Fragrant

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Fruit
Deciduous
Fall Color

Flowering Time

Early Spring

Habit

Rounded

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Naturalizing
Woodland/woods edge

 Suitable Substitutions for Rhus aromatica