Rhus copallina (Flameleaf Sumac, Shining Sumac, Dwarf Sumac) is a deciduous shrub or small tree native to the Central and Eastern United States, as well as all of North Carolina. It forms enormous colonies through root suckers and is a vital winter food source for many birds, animals, and insects, including bees. From July through September, summer flowers appear in thick panicles. Between the leaflets on the central stem of the compound leaves is a separate wing. The leaves become a beautiful crimson hue in the fall. Drupes appear in the fall and last into the winter. Male and female plants are generally separated in shrubs, thus both are required for fruit set.
Botanical Name : Rhus copallina
Common Name : Flameleaf Sumac, Shining Sumac, Dwarf Sumac
Height : 7- 15 ft
Spread : 10- 20 ft
Germination Info : Seed requires a scarification prior to sowing
Hardiness zone : 4-9
Average seed per ounce : Approx. 3125