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Foliage That 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

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
3.5" Container Equal to .67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume
4" Container Equal to .87 dry quart / .96 dry liter in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

About Plant Sentry™

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This proprietary eCommerce software prevents the shipment of a restricted plant to each state. The Plant Sentry system includes a shipment certification program. The Plant Sentry Compliance Officer works closely with NatureHills.com and each nursery or fulfillment center to ensure only compliant plants are sold to customers.

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Shipping

To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep.
Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.
*If you have found your zone already, the table above will highlight your zone.
Color Zone Times
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4 Spring 2019
5 Spring 2019
6 Spring 2019
7 Spring 2019
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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 14.95
20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Rocky Mountain Sumac Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-7
Growing Zones 4-7
More Information
Botanical Name Rhus glabra 'Cismontana'
Foliage Green
Mature Height 10 - 12 feet
Mature Spread 4 - 5 feet
Soil Type Widely Adaptable
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Yellow
Fall Color Red