Rocky Mountain Sumac
Foliage Sets the Hills Ablaze
You need a tough plant? This is a tough plant. The Rocky Mountain Sumac (Rhus glabra cismontana 'Rocky Mountain') thrives in some of the harshest environments that America has to offer.
This plant happily grows on bare cliff faces in Colorado and windswept plains in Wyoming where it may get a few inches of rain a year at best. It acts like nothing is wrong while it thrives in a crack in a concrete parking lot. If this sumac can survive and even thrive in these tough conditions, imagine how well it will perform in your landscape! Just about the only things that can kill this tough guy are too much attention (i.e. overwatering and feeding) and Bambi – this plant is like a deer smorgasbord.
Rocky Mountain Sumac has an almost tropical appearance. The palm-like leaves will definitely spice up those rocky, sandy or dry corners of your yard. Being a xeric plant, it doesn’t need you to water it once it’s established. If it’s happy where you plant it, it will start to form into a nice thicket.
Here’s the real kicker, though. Come fall, the Rocky Mountain Sumac turns color to a blazing fire red that will push your autumn landscape into high gear.
With so many great qualities in an easy to care for, tough-as-nails plant, why wouldn’t you order a few today?
* Very Drought Tolerant Shrub
* Brilliant Red Fruit and Foliage in Autumn
* Attracts Wildlife
* Thrives in hard-to-plant areas
|Brand||Nature Hills Nursery|
|Botanical Name||Rhus glabra 'Cismontana'|
|Mature Height||10 to 12 feet|
|Mature Spread||4 to 5 feet|
|Soil Type||Widely Adaptable|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Sun|
|Flower Color||Yellow, Green|