Smooth Sumac Details

Smooth Sumac

  • Botanical Name: Rhus glabra
  • Plant Type: Shrub
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Water Demand: Low
  • Landscape Use: Erosion Control, Screen - Visual, Salt Tolerant
  • Ornamental Value: White, Green, Yellow, Red Fall Color
  • Native/Adapted: Native
  • Wildlife Value: Birds, Butterflies
  • Season: Fall
  • Deciduous/Evergreen: Deciduous
  • Plant Form: Spreading
  • Plant Spread: 10'
  • Plant Height: 10'


Good for erosion control and naturalized plantings. Crimson fall color is outstanding. Grows in colonies. Sucker from the roots.

Shrub Care Guide

Smooth Sumac Photos