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Latin Name- Rhus Aromatica Hardy Planting Zone- 3-9 Mature Height- 2-20 ft Width 3-6 ft Sun or Shade- Full Sun

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Shining Sumac

The Shining Sumac is a plant that often gets overlooked. The Shining Sumac offers a variety of benefits to a landscape. The sumac is commonly known as the Dwarf Sumac, Winged sumac, Flameleaf Sumac, Winged Sumac, Shining Sumac. While gardeners don't often feel like the plant suits their landscapes, the Shining Sumac boats as vibrant fall color, ability to withstand tolerance, vibrant fruit and the power to survive despite being neglected. The Shining Sumac has been determined to be hardy with a zone from 3-8 and is a low growing plant with bright orange to red color in the fall seasons. The Shining Sumac provides excellent ground cover for different sites.

There are several versions of the Shining sumac including the Staghorn, which is the most ornamental. It boasts an orange to deep red fall color and red seed heads. It's often spotted alongside highways in clumps. Because of its tendency to be formed in bunches, gardeners don't have space for a cluster in their yards.

The Sumacs include nearly 250 different species, originating from North America and Africa. The sumac berries have been used to make tea. Others have used the fruit to create a type of lemonade. Large species are used as windbreaks. The berries have malic acid has health benefits including increased energy.

Another type of the Sumac is a shrub that can grow as high as twenty feet in height. They are vibrant also occasionally boast dark purple leaves and are often considered to be a great addition to anyone's landscape. The Shining Sumac is worth considering growing in your yards. The Shining Sumac is usually found in Eastern North America including Maine to Florida and west to Texas and Illinois. The Shining Sumac is worth seeing in the fall season for those interested in seeing fall foliage in the U.S.


The Shining Sumac is known by many other familiar names such as the winged sumac, Flameleaf sumac or the dwarf sumac. These trees are species of the cashew family. They are growable to many soil types but do prefer soil with moisture and good drainage. Once these trees are mature, they are very tolerant of drought, disease, and pests. They are deciduous trees, and the foliage will turn to a vivid red in the fall before losing their leaves.