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Rhus copallinum

winged sumac, shining sumac

Winged sumac is an excellent and versatile native shrub that puts out beautiful, lacy flower clusters that mature into berries that delight birds and can be steeped for tea. This suckering species is a great option for naturalizing, supporting wildlife, and even for screening.

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Height: 5-8 ft
Spread: 6-10 ft
Hardiness Zone: 4-9


Bloom Color: Insignificant

Characteristics & Attributes

Cultivation Status
Species
Exposure
Sun
Part Shade
Soil Moisture
Average
Dry
Ecoregion
(58) Northeastern Highlands
(83) Eastern Great Lakes Lowlands
(59) Northeastern Coastal Zone
(84) Atlantic Coastal Pine Barrens
(82) Acadian Plains and Hills
Ornamental Interest
Fall/Winter Fruit
Fall Foliage
Summer Bloom
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Songbirds
Attracts Bees
Host Plant
Other Pollinators/Wildlife
Tolerance
Urban Environment
Drought Tolerant
Deer/Rabbit Resistant
Salt Tolerant
Additional Attributes
Dioecious (fruits only on female plants)
Low Maintenance


North American Distribution


winged sumac - Rhus copallinum from Native Plant Trust
winged sumac - Rhus copallinum from Native Plant Trust
winged sumac - Rhus copallinum from Native Plant Trust