Fragrant Sumac Gro-Low

/Common Image Description Price Rhus typhina 'Tiger Eyes'

Tiger Eyes Sumac

Wow! A big departure from the typical staghorn sumac. This striking foliage plant offers a long season of interest with deeply-cut, almost lacy leaves. The new growth starts out a vivid chartreuse, but soon changes to a bright yellow with fuzzy deep pink leaf stems. It remains that color throughout the growing season, without burning even in full sun. In autumn the plants turn a brilliant scarlet-orange layered over the yellow, for an impressive, luminous show. This new variety is a dwarf that is non-invasive.
Stock #: 871-001
Zone: 4-8 Height: 6' $19.99 each
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Rhus aromatica 'Gro-Low' A low spreader with glossy green foliage and superb shades of orange and red in autumn. A low maintenance groundcover and good for hard-to-cover areas with poorer soils. Male catkins form in late summer and persist throughout the winter until eventually blooming in spring. Female flowers give way in late summer to small clusters of hairy, red berries which may persist into winter. Fruit is attractive to wildlife. Fragrant when crushed.
Stock #: 871-002
Zone: 3-9 Height: 1-2'

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2012-11-13 08:39:45 by Nurseryman75

In North America, the Smooth Sumac (R. glabra) and the Staghorn Sumac (R. typhina) are sometimes used to make a beverage termed "sumac-ade," "Indian lemonade" or "rhus juice". This drink is made by soaking the drupes in cool water, rubbing them to extract the essence, straining the liquid through a cotton cloth and sweetening it. Native Americans also used the leaves and drupes of the Smooth and Staghorn Sumacs combined with tobacco in traditional smoking mixtures.
Species including the Fragrant Sumac (R. aromatica), the Littleleaf Sumac (R. microphylla), the Skunkbush Sumac (R. trilobata), the Smooth Sumac and the Staghorn Sumac are grown for ornament, either as the wild types or as cultivars


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