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Cutleaf Smooth Sumac

Rhus glabra 'Laciniata'

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Cutleaf Smooth Sumac (Rhus glabra 'Laciniata') at Make It Green Garden Centre

Cutleaf Smooth Sumac

Cutleaf Smooth Sumac

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  12 feet

Spread:  12 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  2b

Description:

An exotic yet hardy shrub with stout, pithy stems and fronds of finely cut tropical-looking leaves, good texture effect, somewhat leggy; interesting upright spikes of red-purple fruit and brilliant fall colors; suckers vigorously, ideal for naturalizing

Ornamental Features

Cutleaf Smooth Sumac is primarily grown for its highly ornamental fruit. The scarlet fruits are carried on showy plumes displayed in abundance from early fall to late winter. It has spikes of green flowers rising above the foliage from mid to late summer. It has green foliage throughout the season. The deeply cut ferny pinnately compound leaves turn an outstanding scarlet in the fall.

Landscape Attributes

Cutleaf Smooth Sumac is an open multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.

This is a high maintenance shrub that will require regular care and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Suckering

Cutleaf Smooth Sumac is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens

Planting & Growing

Cutleaf Smooth Sumac will grow to be about 12 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 4 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selection of a native North American species.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Garden  Naturalizing 
Applications
Flowers  Fruit  Fall Color  Texture  Plant Form  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features