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Smooth Sumach

Rhus glabra

Also known as

Scarlet Sumach, Red Sumac, Upland Sumach, Vinegar-Bush, Vinegar-Tree, Sumach

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Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H7

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

3m

Max

3m

2m

Min

2m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Smooth Sumach Overview

The species produces rich blue-green leaves. The stems of this deciduous shrub are a reddy colour. It will also produce a brilliant autumn colour.

Common problems with Smooth Sumach

How to propagate Smooth Sumach

Cuttings

You can propagate by semi-ripe cuttings in summer, by seed in autumn. Root cuttings in the winter.

Seed

Other uses of Smooth Sumach

Fruit, ornamental, foliage

Edible

The red berries can be dried to be used as a spice, or boiled for drinking.