“Biological diversity is the key to the maintenance of the world as we know it.”
~ E.O. Wilson, Biodiversity
One of the best sumacs! A large colonizing shrub, best in open areas where it can naturalize. Foliage is dark green, shiny and has 9-21 leaflets with ‘wings’ between the leaflets. Fall color is impressive, rich red. The 8″x4″ clusters of flowers are also attractive, greenish yellow in summer. The fruit is crimson-red when it ripens in October. It is important winter food for birds and wildlife.
Savanna / Woodland
Medium Sun/Average Shade
Late (July - frost)
Winter (Nov - Mar)
Ornamental Fruits/Pods/Seed Heads