Fragrant Sumac Dave garden

Fragrant Sumac Dave garden

(Editor s Note: This article was originally published on March 16, 2009. Your comments are welcome, but please be aware that authors of previously published articles may not be able to promptly respond to new questions or comments.) If you’ve never heard the term “bones of the garden, ” it’s not as peculiar as it seems. Landscape designers use the term to describe the structure or “skeleton” of the garden--the plantings which draw the eye to lines and structures, allowing other …

Fragrant sumac Wildlife

Fragrant sumac Wildlife

FRAGRANT SUMAC File Size: 57 KB Rhus aromatica Aiton var. serotina (Greene ) Rehder Konza Prairie, Riley County, Kansas Shrub Height: 2-8 feet Family: Anacardiaceae - Cashew Family Flowering Period: April, May Also Called: Skunk bush, polecat bush. Stems: Many stems from single base; branches ascending, slender, glabrous to minutely-hairy; bark dark reddish-brown. Leaves: Alternate, stalked, 3-foliolate, 1 to 3 inches long, 1.2 to 2.8 inches wide, yellowish-green to bluish-green …

Fragrant sumac characteristics

Fragrant sumac characteristics

Fragrant Sumac, Aromatic Sumac, Polecat-bush, Squawbush Rhus trilobata Anacardiaceae Fragrant sumac occurs throughout the Trans-Pecos north into the Texas panhandle, New Mexico, Arizona, California and Mexico on gravelly slopes and plains and limestone outcrops. It is a common, thicket-forming, straggly or irregularly branched to upright shrub, to 8 feet tall. The medium to dark olive-green trifoliate leaves turn orange or red in the fall. Small yellowish flowers open in spring …

Fragrant sumac shrub

Fragrant sumac shrub

Rhus Typhina Tiger Eyes is a hardy and attractive dwarf form of stags horn Sumach, small and compact in habit. The deeply divided leaves are bright golden-yellow, turning many shades of orange and red before leaf fall in autumn. Max Height 2m. Max Spread 3m. Flowers July to August. Fruits August. Full Sun. Hardy. Please remember plants are living and the appearance of the plants will change with the seasons. During the winter some plants loose the leaves, some die back to the …

Fragrant Sumac Minnesota

Fragrant Sumac Minnesota

Plant of the Week Fragrant Sumac Latin: Rhus aromatica Tucked away in the most obscure part of my yard grows a shrub that is, in its season, as beautiful as any plant in my garden. As a native, it has found its niche under the largest post oak in a site that’s so dry during mid-summer that even the tough perennial weeds fail. Yet every fall the fragrant sumac (Rhus aromatica) glows a lavish orange-red that looks like the glowing embers of a dying bonfire. Fragrant sumac grows …

Fragrant sumac pruning

Fragrant sumac pruning

1 Remove any dead branches down to a point of live tissue or down to the crown, at the soil line, if necessary. Make as many cuts as necessary to extricate the entire branch from the shrub mass, as you do not want pieces of the cutting decaying in place. 2 Inspect the shrub for signs of decaying, diseased or dead foliage and clear away any that you find to make way for new shoots and to safeguard the health of the shrub. 3 Control the spread of the shrub, within designated boundaries …

Fragrant sumac berries edible

Fragrant sumac berries edible

Sumac seems to be everywhere around here. If you looked at the wood’s edge, most likely you could find a few sumac shrubs or little trees. It is a common plant, but there are a few different kinds of sumac. One is poisonous, but that occurs mostly in swamps. We don’t have that habitat up here on the mountain ridge, but we do have to keep our eyes open for poison sumac’s nasty cousin, poison ivy! The Audubon North American Field Guide to Wildflowers describes Fragrant, Poison …

Fragrant Sumac low Grow

Fragrant Sumac low Grow

Q: I need a low-maintenance ground covering to install on an embankment that will have a pedestrian bridge built over the top. Gro-low fragrant sumac was recommended to me. From what I can tell it will do well in full sun to partial shade, but once the walkway is built, a portion of the embankment will almost always be shaded. I am curious as to how the Gro-low will perform in full shade. — Jay Ridens, Indianapolis A: Rhus aromatica Gro-low is a dwarf selection of a native …

Fragrant sumac growth rate

Fragrant sumac growth rate

Some plants have a slow growth rate and need lots of care and nourishment. However, there are some specific plants which grow pretty fast and fill the empty spaces in the garden very soon. These plants can quickly cover areas in your garden and accentuate bare patches. Fast growing plants need their share of nutrients, water and sunlight to grow quickly so they should be planted in the right spot with rich soil. They require care and maintenance to perform their best so take care …