Sumac, three leaf (Rhus trilobata)
It is an upright bush with one inch lobed leaves.This native shrub is deciduous and cold hardy to -30 degrees. In autumn leaves turn yellow-orange to red. Flowers are yellowish in clustered spikes and are followed by fuzzy, bright crimson to reddish berries on female plants.Good for erosion control. The fuzzy red fruit is enjoyed by many species of birds, including wild turkey, ruffled grouse and flickers.
It looks identical in looks to aromatic sumac - the main difference as far as we can tell is the size class. Aromatic sumac tends to be a bit bgger than three lead sumac, but they often end up being similar size.
AT A GLANCE
- Texas native
- Drought tolerant
- Full sun to part sun
- 4-8 ft tall, 3-5 ft wide
- Wildlife value: birds, bees
- Special Value to Native Bees
- Provides Nesting Materials/Structure for Native Bees