Rhus aromatica
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Hardiness Zone: 3-9 Height: 2-6 feet; 0.6-2 metres Spread: 6-10 feet; 2-3 metres Sun: Full sun to part shade Water: Dry to medium Wildlife: Thickets of fragrant sumac provide cover for many species of birds and small mammals. The fruit is an important winter food. Bloom Colour: Yellowish Tolerates: Rabbit, Drought, Erosion, Clay soil, Dry Soil, Shallow-Rocky Soil Culture: Grows easily in average, dry to medieum, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Tolerant of wide range of soils except those that are poorly drained. Noteworthy Characteristics: Fragrant Sumac is a gorgeous medium sized shrub with many attractive features, such as glossy green leaves, rich red leaves in fall and red berries. Garden Uses: Good for stabilizing embankments or as a ground cover. Good for hard to cover areas with poorer soils.