Flameleaf Sumac

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Flameleaf Sumac

Rhus lanceolata
Flameleaf Sumac
10

12 feet
5

12 feet
Native to Texas south-central U.S. and Mexico
  • Central Texas
  • Texas
  • Full Sun
  • Low
  • Flowering
  • Birds

About This Plant

Sun/partial shade; deciduous and thicket-forming. Spectacular scarlet and orange color in autumn, hence the name. Very high heat tolerance. In landscape settings, mass or pair with native evergreens (like evergreen sumac) to form screens. Despite the name, neither flameleaf nor evergreen sumac are poisonous. “Poison sumac” (Toxicodendron vernix) is a shrub of Southern swamps and doesn’t occur much in Texas west of the Big Thicket.

Maintenance

None.

Features

Plant Type:
Large Shrub
Size:
10-12' H, 5-12' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun
Soil Types:
Clay, Sandy, Thin
Wildlife:
Birds
Flower Color:
White
Bloom Time:
June, July
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

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