Rhus aromatica (Aromatic Sumac)
Aromatic sumac is a handsome deciduous shrub with nice fall color in different hues of red and orange. Female plants produce fuzzy red berries that birds love. Aromatic sumac needs good drainage and can be grown in full sun to part shade. Aromatic sumac works well as an anchor plant, screen, or backdrop shrub, and they can be planted en masse, similar to how they grow in their natural environment.
AT A GLANCE
|Sun exposure||Full sun to bright shade|
|Mature height||5-8 ft|
|Mature spread||4-6 ft|
|Host plant||Red-banded hairstreak, banded hairstreak butterfly|
|Notes||Bumble bee and honey bee friendly. Attracts beneficial insects.|