Rhus aromatica

Fragrant Sumac

This cousin of the well-known Staghorn sumac is a much smaller, tidier shrub that grows to an average of 4-6’. Fragrant sumac is an attractive, drought-tolerant shrub with three-lobed leaves that grows in full sun or part shade. Brilliant red foliage in autumn.

Height: 2-7 feet

Sun Requirements: Full sun to part shade

Water Requirements: Dry to moist soils. Prefers well drained sandy soils

Flowers: Simple yellow flowers in April/June

Attracts: Bees, birds butterflies, squirrels and other interesting insects

Important Butterfly Larval Host

Special Tolerances: Drought, salt, Juglones/Walnuts also an erosion control species