tri-lobed sumac (Rhus trilobata)

close-up of red-orange three-lobed leaves on branch

tri-lobed sumac


Common name:  tri-lobed sumac, skunkbush sumac
Botanical name: Rhus trilobata

Light: full sun
Height: up to 10 feet
Water: low, drought tolerant
Soil type: variety of soils from rocky to clay

Deciduous shrub with whitish small dense clusters of flowers in midsummer followed by dense clusters of red berries (inedible); useful as windbreak and for erosion
control; round habit; beautiful fall color

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