Rhus glabra (Smooth sumac)

Deciduous thicket-forming, root spreading shrub, commonly 4 to 7 ft., reaching up to 20 ft. tall. Found on moist, fertile, well-drained flats and hillsides from 5,000 to 7,500 feet elevation. Provides valuable cover for wildlife and its berries are an important source of food for birds.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Anacardiaceae

Duration: Perennial

Growth Habit: Shrub/tree

Native Status: Native

Growth Form: Rhizomatous

Mature Height: 12 ft.

Bloom Color: Yellow

Fruit/Seed Color: Brown

Bloom Period: Mid spring

Annual Precipitation: 30-60 in.

Drought Tolerance: Medium

Shade Tolerance: Intolerant

Elevation: 5,000-7,500 ft.

Wetland Indicator Status

Fire Resistance: No

Fire Tolerance: High

Nitrogen Fixation: None

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: Yes

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: No

Salinity Tolerance: Medium

CaCO3 Tolerance: Low

pH Range: 5.3-7.5


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 75,000

Seeding Rate:  PLS lbs/acre

Season: Fall

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

None