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Rhus aromatica canadensis

Fragrant Sumac

Fast growing, suckering shrub. Trifoliate dark green leaves. Fall color orange-red. Small, somewhat hairy red berries in late summer persist through winter. Transplants easily. Full sun to ¾ shade. Prefers moist acid soil but is adaptable and tolerates dry soil, salt. Native to Northeastern US. 2-6’ x 6-10’.

Herman, D.E. et al. 1996. North Dakota tree handbook. USDA NRCS ND State Soil Conservation Committee; NDSU Extension and Western Area Power Admin., Bismarck, ND. Courtesy of ND State Soil Conservation Committee. Provided by USDA NRCS ND State Office. USA, ND.

©James H. Miller. James H. Miller and Karl V. Miller. 2005. Forest plants of the southeast and their wildlife uses. University of Georgia Press., Athens. Courtesy of University of Georgia Press. USDA NRCS PLANTS Database

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