Lanham's Purple Sumac

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Sumac - Lanham's Purple, Rhus copallina 'Lanham's Purple', provides vibrant purple-red leaves throughout the summer, along with lovely yellow flowers.

In the fall it shows off its brilliant red leaves and fruit clusters.

Also known as Flameleaf or Shining Sumac, Lanham’s Purple is drought tolerant and does best in full sun, so it makes an excellent choice for poor soils and sunny exposure.

Lanham’s Purple is a real gem of a plant that is well-suited for the landscape; it offers spectacular color all season long.

While many sumacs are not showy enough to suit the typical gardener, this amazing Lanham's Purple Sumac has outstanding attributes such as showy fall color, drought tolerance, colorful red fruit, and the ability to thrive with neglect.

It colonizes banks, hillsides and rocky areas extremely well because of its suckering habit. 

The sumac makes an attractive specimen, hedge or background plant and is an important food source for bees, mammals, and several bird species.

* Berries for wildlife

* Brilliant fall foliage

* Drought tolerant


Lanham's Purple Sumac Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-8
Growing Zones 4-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Rhus copallina 'Lanham's Purple'
Foliage Purple Red
Mature Height 6-8 feet
Mature Spread 6-8 feet
Soil Type Widely Adaptable, Well Drained
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Yellow
Fall Color Red