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

Fragrant Sumac

  • 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.

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11900 Hawkes Road

Clarksburg, MD  20871


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