Fragrant Gro-Low Sumac
Fragrant Sumac
Fragrant Sumac
Fragrant Sumac
Fragrant Sumac
Fragrant Sumac
Fragrant Sumac

  • This Fragrant Sumac ships in a Quart Pot, 36" tall
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Rhus Aromatica  - Fragrant Sumac, also called Lemon Sumac or Polecat Bush, is a vigorous, tough, dense growing shrub, member of the Anacardiaceae/Cashew family. Grows in an irregular, upright, spreading manner, with velvety twigs and lower branches that turn upwards. Releases root suckers, and can form colonies and thickets. This shrub is adorned by glossy, bluish-green, coarsely-toothed foliage, which then becomes a brilliant orangey-red fall color, and releases a fragrant scent when brushed or crushed. Blooms small, yellow, catkin-like flowers that turn into hairy red fruit in March, attracting wildlife and pollinators such as butterflies, bees, small mammals, and birds.

Full sun to partial sun.

Attracts birds, bees and butterflies.

Native to North America

Drought tolerant once established.

Yellow flowers, non-fragrant , Fragrant foliage

Additional features: Drought Tolerant, Attracts Pollinators, Fall Color, Fragrant, and Attracts Wildlife

This Fragrant Sumac comes established in a Quart pot.

Size: Mature size can reach 6' - 12' x 6' - 10'

Light: Full Sun to partial shade

Hardiness Zone: 3-9 View Map

Native to North America

Characteristics: Can grow up to 12ft tall and in an irregular, upright, spreading manner, with velvety twigs and lower branches turning upwards. Blooms small, yellow, catkin-like flowers that turn into hairy red fruit. Attracts pollinators, bees, small mammals, and birds.

Growth rate: Moderate to Fast

Soil, Water, Fertilize: Rich, moist, well-draining acidic soil with pH of 5.0 - 6.5. Cold hardy, drought, deer and frost tolerant as well as tolerant to different types of soils. Water in periods of drought.

*We cannot send plants to Alaska or Hawaii.

*Plants ship dormant in winter months.

*Pictures shown are of mature plants and not what you will receive.

Allow at least 5'ft between plants for groundcover.

Great alternative to Burning Bush.

Pruning is not necessary.

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Hardiness zone for this plant: 3 - 9

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Fragrant Sumac

The Rhus Aromatica is a deciduous, erect shrub native to North America, spreading from Eastern Canada to Mexico. More commonly found in open woods and thickets, covering banks and slopes. This shrub has been used to smother weeds with its dense growth and spreading root suckers. The foliage not only provides an outstanding, colorful autumn display of reds, oranges and purples, but also a wonderful aroma is released when brushed or bruised.

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