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Sumac, prairie flameleaf (Rhus lanceolata)

$ 41.95
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Size: 5 gal

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Prairie flameleaf sumac is a winner if you are looking to a large shrub or small tree with excellent fall color in reds and oranges. It has clusters of white flowers in the summer, followed by red fruit that is cherished by birds. Prairie flameleaf sumac tends to form thickets, although less so if not pampered and the soil is not disturbed. It does best in naturalized gardens where it has the space to spread. The suckers can be removed, and the plants can be used as a specimen. Because of its spreading nature, it performs well stabilizing slopes.

 

AT A GLANCE

Texas native Yes
Water use Low, medium
Sun exposure Full sun to part sun
Bloom color  White
Bloom time Summer
Mature height 12-25 ft
Attracts Birds, butterflies
Host plant Red-banded hairstreak, banded hairstreak
Erosion control Yes
Notes Native bee friendly. 

 

 

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