Rhus copallinum

winged sumac

Anacardiaceae

wildlife plant   wildlife plant  


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Plant Specifics

Form: shrub
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: to 15 ft
Flower Color: flower color      white
Fruit Color: fruit color   fruit color      orange,red
Phenology: deciduous
Noted for: Showy flowers, showy fruits, fall color, interesting foliage

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: This is one of the few shrubs that produces brilliant fall color in much of Florida.
Considerations: Good background plant. Likely to form large clumps. Use in large settings or in areas being restored.
Availability: FNPS plant sales
Light: light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
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Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand
Soil pH Range: Acidic

Ecology

Wildlife:
wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
Flowers attract pollinators. Fruits are eaten by birds including warblers, jays, and crows.
Native Habitats: Flatwoods, dry prairie, sandhill, disturbed areas including dry muck.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   8A,8B,9A,9B

Other

Other Comments: Compound leaf stem (rachis) have extensions, hence the name winged. Drought tolerant.