Dwarf Sumac



March April



Dwarf Sumac

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Dwarf Sumac



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Dwarf Sumac (Rhus copallinum)

 Dwarf Sumac: Rhus typhina, the eye-catching dwarf sumac, is a North American native species from the eastern and central states. The species grows best in the moderate USDA plant hardiness zones. 

Dwarf sumac is an abundant plant in the United States, appropriate as a tall shrub or small tree. The plant is drought-tolerant, pest-resistant, and disease-resistant.

It forms thickets as it matures, making it ideal for installing as a privacy hedge or for blocking an unsightly view.

Dwarf sumac shrubs love the partial sunshine and drier soil--they can even grow in rocky soil conditions. Because of this, TN Nursery often recommends the dwarf sumac for gardeners who need a plant to fill a semi-shaded slope to avoid grass cutting. 

The dwarf sumac is a beautiful ornamental deciduous shrub that can add bold color and texture to your landscape. 

How to Care for the Dwarf Sumac 

Dwarf sumac is easy to grow and resilient. Here is how you can foster plant health: 

  • Where to plant the dwarf sumac: Find a partially sunny location to install your dwarf sumac. It can withstand a few hours of full daily sunshine. However, it enjoys partly sunny spots better than anywhere else. 
  • Watering needs of the dwarf sumac: As it grows, the dwarf sumac needs about an inch of weekly watering. However, it is relatively drought-tolerant once it matures.
  • Soil requirements: The dwarf sumac needs well-drained soil, preferably amended with organic wood materials like peat moss, mulch, or organic compost.  

Dwarf Sumac Enjoys Graceful Good Looks 

The dwarf sumac is a shrub with narrow leaves that alternate on the stem and form points at their tips. The leaves are pale golden-green green on top but pale underneath. They grow into a short but abundant and well-shaped, asymmetrical crown. 

Dwarf sumac's yellow-green flowers emerge in the late summer. Those give birth to clusters of small red berries that hungry birds will enjoy. 

In the fall, the leaves generally deepen into a rich red color but could also turn deep amber or orange. 

Order Dwarf Sumac From TN Nursery Today 

Dwarf sumac is a lovely addition to your landscape, especially helpful in hilly landscapes that make cutting grass hazardous. Order your shrubs from TN Nursery today.

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Zuri Hayden
Flame leaf sumac

Its cool and fresh scent made me feel refreshed and relaxed. I decided to have this around my back yard. Loving it when it gives out its fragrance.

Jon Hunter

TN Nursery shipped these plants with great care, and they arrived in great shape!

Staghorn Sumac
Staghorn Sumac

These are saplings with little to no root. They are in the ground and we will know better in a couple of weeks as to their viability. I shall return, then. Shipping and etc. was great, but until I see sure signs of life, I stay at a four. :)

Gary Giesing
Nice packaging, fast service

Can't wait to see it grow

We spotted your 5-star review. Wow! Thank you so much for trusting us, and we can’t wait to help you again in the future.

Cassandra Hopkins
Beautiful Absolutely Beautiful

The shipping was fast and the packaging was great. And the trees are amazing.