Flameleaf Sumac

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The Flameleaf Sumac, Rhus copallina, is a shrub or occasionally a small tree. When left alone it will often form thickets. It is widespread in open uplands along fence rows and in waste places. It is a prolific sprouter after a fire.

Leaves have a winged axis and turn flame red to dark purple in the fall, hence the common name. Fruit matures in late summer remaining attached into winter and is eaten by many species of birds and white-tailed deer. White-tailed deer also use it as a browse.


Flameleaf Sumac Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-10
Growing Zones 4-10
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Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Rhus copallina
Foliage Green
Mature Height 15 - 25 feet
Mature Spread 10 - 20 feet
Soil Type Widely Adaptable
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Yellow
Fall Color Red