- Height: 6 to 12 feet; 6- to 10-foot spread
- Light: Full sun to part shade
- Soil: Dry to medium
- Bloom: Yellow, spring (male)
- Fruit: Red, summer (females) (2 for fruit)
- Leaf: Deciduous, red fall, lemony scent
- Resistance: Deer
- Landscape uses: Specimen, hedge, large areas where it can colonize, sunny dry spots.
- Resistance: Drought, Black Walnut, rabbit, deer
- Fun fact: Although its leaves resemble poison ivy, this deciduous shrub is totally nonpoisonous.
- More information and native range here
Pollinator value: Very High
Butterflies, Monarchs, native bees, larval host to the Red-banded Hairstreak.
Gamebirds, songbirds, and large and small mammals eat the fruit. Male and female needed for fruit.
Fragrant Sumac is less aggressive than other sumacs; nice as a single plant or when allowed to colonize.