Fragrant Sumac (1+0)
Availability is based on anticipated survival and growth, actual availability may change due to variations in stock development during the growing season.
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We warranty our seedlings, trees and shrubs to be true to name and to be healthy at the time of pickup or shipping. Concerns must be expressed at the time of receipt. Our total liability is limited to the purchase price of the seedlings only.
1-2.5 metres (3-8 feet)
Appearance: The leaves are alternate; trifoliate, ovate, coarsely toothed. Lower surface pubescent, glossy medium to dark green. Fall colour orange to reddish purple, best in light soils. Wide mounded or low irregular spraeding shrub. Suckers from roots. Slow to medium rate of growth. Red fruits on females in August to September. Need both male and female to get fruit.
Site and soils: Full sun to part shade, prefers acid soils. Drought tolerant.
Rural plantings: Helps control erosion, especially on banks. Berries provide food source for birds and small mammals. Deer-resistant and attracts native bees.
Urban settings: Excellent fall colour. Nectar source for butterflies. Generally pest and disease-free.
Native to: Eastern Ontario
All our plants are grown from local seed sources on our nursery in Kemptville.
Bareroot seedling stock ranges in size from 15cm to 1m in height, stock may be sorted and sold by size depending on species and stock development. The minimum grading size is identified in the description.
We do on occasion purchase seed from other areas for purpose grown trees such as Balsam and Fraser Fir for Christmas trees where no local seed sources are available.
Our plants are suitable and hardy for planting in areas throughout Eastern and Central Ontario from Toronto or North Bay eastward as well as southwestern Quebec. Our plants are hardy for other locations but optimal growth may not be met, for advice on moving stock to other locations please contact the nursery office.