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Smooth Sumac

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$74.99
  • Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 9 - 15 Feet
  • Mature Spread 9 - 15 Feet
  • Growing Zones 3 - 8

Smooth Sumac produces showy spring foliage in shades of green melting into reddish and orangish hues in autumn. Female plants produce clusters of delicate pale green flowers that morph into showy 8-inch-long bunches of purplish-red fruit. Songbirds love to eat the berries throughout winter. This adaptable perennial shrub, or Rhus glabra, is native to North America and cold hardy in zones 3 to 8. This plant is not to be confused with poison sumac; Smooth Sumac is friendly to humans, attracts butterflies, and supports bees. 

Tolerant of most types of soils except for clay, Smooth Sumac is an excellent choice to plant along banks and beaches. This shrub can spread and naturalize in open spaces, producing dense growth. Drought tolerant and somewhat deer resistant, this shrub is a great investment for any garden. 

Smooth Sumac Care

Plant Smooth Sumac in full sun to partial shade. While adaptable to different soil types, this shrub thrives in moderately moist, acidic to alkaline, well-draining soil. The only soil that may pose problems is hard clay. You can improve drainage by amending clay soil with compost. Provide one inch of water weekly throughout the first year until this perennial establishes its roots. After that, water only during periods of drought. An easy-to-care-for shrub, Smooth Sumac rarely needs fertilizer. If, however, it is struggling, you can apply a layer of organic compost or manure.

Usually, Smooth Sumac will not require heavy pruning. To maintain size, however, prune unwanted growth during early spring and remove any dead, damaged, diseased, and crossed branches when they occur.

Smooth Sumac Spacing

Reaching 9 to 15 feet tall and wide, Smooth Sumac needs room to grow and should be spaced 9 to 15 feet apart. Plant with dogwoods for a stunning native planting.

Smooth Sumac Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 8
Plant Type: Bushes
Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 9 - 15 Feet
Mature Spread: 9 - 15 Feet
Spacing: 9 - 15 Feet
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): Orange
Flower Description:
Bloom Period: Spring
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Rabbit
Tolerates: Drought
Attracts: Bees, Birds, Butterflies
Container Role:
Uses: Erosion Control, Hedges & Privacy
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Native to North America
Brand:
Common Name: Smooth Sumac
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: Rhus glabra
SKU:
1231001857-pc

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
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Summer

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Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

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