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Species: Rhus aromatica

(rues a-roh-mat'ih-kah)

Rhus aromatica

Fragrant Sumac

Found on Course Walks

Dry Site Plants;
Cornus, Viburnum, and Friends - Winter Identification

Map of plant locations

(Plant location data may be incomplete)

In Collection(s):

None Listed

Cultivars

'Green Globe', 'Gro-low', 'Konza'

Ornamental Characteristics

Shrub 4 to 8 feet, Groundcover

2' - 6' (spread 6' - 10')

Deciduous

groundcover; irregular spreading shrub

Environmental Characteristics

Full sun

3a

Can tolerate acid to alkaline soil (pH 5.0 to 8.0)

full sun to partial shade

Consistently moist, well-drained soil; Occasional periods of dry soil; Prolonged periods of dry soil
See graphic below

Insect Disease

Sumac flea beetle an occasional pest

Bare Root Transplanting

Moderately difficult

Other

effective bank stabilizer Native to Northeastern US

Moisture Tolerance Graphic

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Moisture Tolerance

Moisture graphic
Occasionally saturated or very wet soil
Consistently moist, well-drained soil
Occasional periods of dry soil
Prolonged periods of dry soil
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