Dedicuous shrub, 6-12' tall; 4-6 feet wide
Blooms: yellow, spring. Thick summer foliage; fall color
Prefers dry conditions and full or partial sun
Fast growing; few pest and disease problems
Photo: Bruce Marlin
Glorious fall colors of red, yellow and orange make Fragrant Sumac an optimum choice for a hedge or wildlife garden. In spring, gentle, yellow flowers appear before the glossy, blue-green foliage, which gives off a lemony scent when crushed. Red berries on female plants persist through winter, providing spring food for birds. The flower provides nectar for butterflies. Forms thickets.