Scientific Name: Rhus glabra
Common Name: smooth sumac
Family Name: Anacardiaceae
Origin: B.C. west of Cascades, Canada - eastern, U.S. - northeast
Hardiness Zone: Zone 3: (-40 to -34 °C)
Plant Type: Shrub - deciduous
Mature Size: 2 - 3m x 2 - 3m (height x width)
Habit: Stiffly upright
Form: Round
Texture: Coarse
Landscape Uses: Attract birds, Attract butterflies, Erosion control, Filler
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Acidic
Leaves: Compound, Alternate, Pinnate venation, Glabrous, Odd-pinnate, Lanceolate, Serrate
Flowers: Panicle, Yellow, Green, Jun-Jul-Aug
Fruit: Drupe, Edible, Red, Dark-red, Aug-Sep-Oct-Nov, (Persistent)
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.