Scientific Name: Rhus glabra Form: Round
Common Name:smooth sumac Texture:Coarse
Family Name:AnacardiaceaeHabit: Stiffly upright
Plant Type: Shrub - deciduous Mature Size (ht. X w.):2 - 3m x 2 - 3m
Origin: Canada - eastern, U.S. - northeast, B.C. west of Cascades Hardiness Zone:Zone 3: (-40 to -34 C)
Leaves: Compound, Alternate, Pinnate venation, Glabrous, Odd-pinnate, Lanceolate, Serrate
Flowers: Panicle, Green, Yellow, Jun- Jul- Aug
Fruit: Drupe, Edible, Red, Dark-red, Aug- Sep- Oct- Nov, (Persistent)
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Acidic
Landscape Uses: Filler, Attract butterflies, Erosion control, Attract birds
Key ID Features:New stems reddish; leaves alternate, bluish-green, turning rich red in autumn, pinnately compound (with 11-31 opposite leaflets); flowers yellow-green, conical panicles; fruit red, spherical panicles, persistent. Winter ID: stems smooth, stout; scars encircle leaf buds.