RHUS glabra

Commonly known as Scarlet sumach, Smooth sumach

Pinnate leaves turn to red and orange-yellow in autumn. Panicles of scarlet fruits
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    leaves to 45cm (18in) long with 15-31, oblong-lance-shaped, toothed, glossy, bluish green leaflets.
  • Yellow
    Yellowish green.
  • Height
    2.5m (8ft)
  • Spread
    2.5m (8ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Bushy, suckering shrub producing smooth, hairless shoots. Produces flowers in upright, conical panicles to 25cm (10in) long.
  • Hardy - very cold winter
    Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full sun

RHUS glabra

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  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Male and female flowers are usually produced on separate plants. Plants of both genders are required for fruits.
    Pests & Diseases
    Coral spot
    Place of origin
    North America, Mexico.
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf form
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 4
    Suitable for: Deciduous trees and shrubs that flower on current year's growth or are grown for winter stem effect.
    Pruning: Hard prune to a low permanent framework.
    When: Annually in early Spring.

    RHS group 5, 6 & 7
  • Seasonal Interest
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Moderately fertile
  • Toxic - Category C
    May cause skin allergy
  • Wildlife
    Rabbit Resistant
Rhus - Growing Guide
2.5m (8ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2.5m (8ft)

Buy Varieties of RHUS glabra

RHUS glabra 'Laciniata'

RHUS glabra 'Laciniata'

Smooth sumach

fern-like leaves turning orange, yellow and red in autumn

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