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Fragrant Sumac (Rhus aromatica)

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Fragrant Sumac

Summary

A sprawling deciduous shrub, often growing wider than tall.

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This tentative map is based on the FHWA's ERA. This data lacks information on Canada, but also overestimates native ranges, especially around the edges, as this post explains. We have not yet reviewed or fixed this map.

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Uses

Used in landscaping, where it is valued for its low maximum height among shrubs, its ease of growing in dry and poor soils, its showy fruit and fall color, and the pleasant fragrance of its foliage.

Closely related to Skunkbush Sumac (Rhus trilobata), a species with a more westerly distribution. Can hybridize with this species.

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