Rhus copallinum

Winged Sumac, Flameleaf Sumac, or Shining Sumac

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Tree
Growth 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" wide
Fruit - Crimson drupes, ripens September - October
Leaf -
Fall Color - Rich red, crimson, scarlet and maroon.
Bark - Smooth with conspicuous dotlike lenticels, silvery gray, scaly at maturity
Other Features - Usually forms large spreading colonies. Invasive. Not recommended for small gardens.
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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.
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- 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.