Winged Sumac, Flameleaf Sumac, or Shining Sumac
Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - TreeGrowth Rate - Fast when development occurs from suckers, slow to medium on old wood.Mature Height - 20-30'Mature Width - 20-30'Longevity - Short 15-25 years, rarely survives 50 years.
Ornamental Characteristics: Flower - Greenish yellow flowers, 4-8" long, 3-4" wideFruit - Crimson drupes, ripens September - OctoberLeaf - Fall Color - Rich red, crimson, scarlet and maroon.Bark - Smooth with conspicuous dotlike lenticels, silvery gray, scaly at maturityOther Features - Usually forms large spreading colonies. Invasive. Not recommended for small gardens.Possible Use - Season Of Interest -
Culture and Care: Care Requirements - Suckering, colonizing shrub, invasive qualities. Grows in any soil, except wet.Native Habitat - Zones 4-9, Maine to Ontario and Minnesota, south to Florida and Texas.Diseases and Insects - None serious although various wilts, leaf spots, rusts, aphids and mites have been noted.Strength - Weakness -Plants of this taxon:
Find Related Plants:- Other plants with the common name Sumac.- Other plants of the family Anacardiaceae.- Other plants of the genus Rhus.- Other plants of the species Rhus copallinum.