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Flameleaf Sumac

Rhus copallina

Flameleaf Sumac is a large colonizing shrub. Its ripe, crimson red fruit is an important food for wildlife. Like other sumacs, it spreads to form thickets. Brilliant red fall foliage makes this a great choice for adding color to a landscape. 

Great fall color
Naturalizes to form large thickets
Food and cover for wildlife

Gardening Suggestions for Flameleaf Sumac:

Produced using Forrest Keeling's patented RPM Root Production Method ® technology for exceptional growth and survivability.

Key Characteristics:

Average
Great Foliage
Dry
Moist, Well-Drained
Songbirds
Drought Tolerant
Height:
8-10 Feet
Spread:
6-8 Feet
Hardiness Zone:
4-8

RPM: Scientifically Proven to Grow Faster and Healthier

Forrest Keeling Nursery is the world-renowned originator of the RPM (root production method®) RPM technology. Our patented RPM tree technology yields unsurpassed survivability and plant growth, which makes Forrest Keeling plants the benchmark for wetland restorations and large-scale installations in any application.

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Additional Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife
Songbirds
Upland Birds and Game
Soil Moisture Preference
Dry
Average
Moist, Well-Drained
Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Shade
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Fall
Foliage Color
Red
Habit
Deciduous
Program
Grow Native!
Attributes
Great Foliage
Mass Planting
Midwest Native
Drought Tolerant
Naturalizing
Erosion Control
Wetlands and Streambank Stabilization
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Characteristics Key

Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Humming- birds
Songbirds
Butterflies
Dry
Average
Moist, Well-Drained
Wet Soil
Cut Flower
Midwest Native
Dried Flower
Salt Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Climbing
Fragrant
Container
Great Foliage