Winged sumac or shining sumac (Rhus copallina)

USDA Hardiness Zones

USDA hardiness zones
Winged sumac or shining sumac
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Winged sumac or shining sumac (Rhus copallina)
Zone Zone  more information
Hardy to zone 4b
Mature Height Mature Height
15 to 25 feet
Mature Spread Mature Spread
15 to 25 feet
Growth Rate Growth Rate
Faster
Sun Sun
Full Sun
Moisture Moisture
Drought tolerant (also tolerant to moist soil, well-drained)
Fall Color Fall Color
Attractive
Attracts Wildlife Attracts Wildlife
Yes
Flower Flower
Insignificant
Fruit Fruit
Insignificant
Evergreen Evergreen
No
Native to WI Native to WI
Yes
Additional Information Additional Information
compact, dense, open, irregular, wide-spreading, suckering shrub; 15-25’ tall; 15-25’ wide; fast grower; very shiny, dark green leaves; small, greenish-yellow flowers in summer; crimson-red fruit in clusters in late summer to fall on female plants; early, bright red to scarlet fall color; full sun; adaptable to most soils and pH; tolerant to poor, dry, rocky soils; drought, salt, and urban tolerant; susceptible to verticillium wilt; do not shear; native to Wisconsin; hardy to zone 4b

UW Extension
For more information, see the UW Extension Urban Horticulture Team Web site: www.uwex.edu/ces/wihort
Primary Author: Dr. Laura Jull
Photos by: Dr. Laura Jull and Dr. Ed Hasselkus

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