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Flame Leaf Sumac

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$15.99
Bloom Season
Not Available,
Color
Yellow, Red,
Color
Yellow, Red,
Height At Maturity
Over 20 Feet
Categories
Trees
Ships
November Through April
Exposure
Sun And Shade, Full Sun,
Exposure
Sun And Shade, Full Sun,
Usage
Hedges And Privacy, Drought Tolerant Plants,
Usage
Hedges And Privacy, Drought Tolerant Plants,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
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Reviews (13)

  • 5
    Gorgeous colors

    Posted by Wendy mayapple on Dec 22 , 2020

    These pictures don’t do justice I absolutely love mine it lights up the whole subdivision.

  • 5
    Beautiful Healthy Trees

    Posted by Cassandra Hopkins on Dec 09 , 2020

    this is a great product. All mine are doing exceptionally well. Shipped fast packed well I'm in love with my shrubs I've ordered. They look great in my yard.

  • 5
    LOVE LOVE LOVE

    Posted by Grace louise on Dec 09 , 2020

    They kinda look like a pom tree I LOVE MINE

  • 5
    Flame Sumac

    Posted by Robin on Dec 04 , 2020

    The tree arrived in great shape. The roots had plenty of moisture beads and plastic wrap secured. Planted it today and fingers crossed it thrives in the Spring and will be an added fall beauty to my landscape

  • 3
    Flame Leaf Sumac

    Posted by Barbara Buchan on Nov 23 , 2020

    I can't tell anything about this plant. It arrived with no leaves, and bare roots. Hopefully in the spring it will grow.

  • 5
    Flame Leaf Sumac

    Posted by Chris on Nov 17 , 2020

    Arrived packaged well, is bare root so planted it right away.

  • 5
    Flame Leaf Sumac

    Posted by Rae on Dec 27 , 2019

    Bareroot trees received as promised and were loose inside the container not protected. The roots were all intact with the plastic sleeve and gel for shipping.
    I soaked the roots in a bucket over night and potted them to see if they would settle in and keep them in a warmer environment till they root into the pot. They have already started to bud. So happy with this first time purchase, I will be back.

  • 5
    Flame Leaf Sumac

    Posted by Penelope Ferguson on Aug 27 , 2019

    The shipping was fast and the packaging was great. Will be ordering again soon.

  • 5
    Flame Leaf Sumac

    Posted by Robert Patton on Aug 23 , 2019

    These are just stunning trees.

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Shipping Information

We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.

Shipping Dates
Ships November through April

Description

Flame Leaf Sumac is a Flashy Shrub and Ornamental Tree

Flame Leaf Sumac gets its name since its dark, shiny, green leaves turn a brilliant, burgundy red every fall along with orange and purple mixed in with crimson fruit ripens. The plant is a flashy one and is described both as a shrub and an ornamental tree. This appealing deciduous plant sports a variety of names including Prairie Flame Leaf Sumac, Texas Sumac, Tree Sumac, Prairie Shining Sumac, Prairie Sumac, Lance-leaved Sumac, Limestone Sumac, Mountain Sumac and Black Sumac along with its more formal name of Rhus lanceolata.


 Flame Leaf Sumac Grows on Rocky Slopes, Woodlands, Along Fence Rows, and on Hillsides.

grows best if it can be left alone in open areas to naturalize and often forms thickets that provide an excellent cover for birds to nest and small animals use for cover and food. Shrub-like varieties of Flame Leaf Sumac that are pruned during the winter months can form a lovely tree and can even be cut to the ground on a regular basis. If kept as a shrub it is more accommodating to plants surrounding it because it will not produce dense shade, allowing them to have more sunlight. Flame Leaf Sumac grows the most between April and May, but only the female plants produce berries and flowers. The fruit will ripen around September in dense clusters which can hang on throughout the winter months. Migratory birds, songbirds, quails, and even wild turkeys will feed on the berries over the winter along with raccoons, possums, and rabbits that feast on the bark and twigs of the tree.The Flame Leaf Sumac will dramatically sprout after a fire which is ironic, given its name. The seeds, bark, leaves, and fruit contain a large amount of tannin which is used to tan leather hides. Flame Leaf Sumac can grow in many locations with minimal watering. It can be placed on rocky slopes, woodlands, along fence rows, and on hillsides but not in the shrub border.

  

Native to the eastern portion of North America, the Flame Leaf Sumac (Rhus copallinum) makes a grand color contribution to the autumn landscape. Its deep green foliage transforms into a vibrant red-orange during the fall, securing its position as a favored ornamental landscaping choice. The Flame Leaf Sumac is a small deciduous tree that readily adapts to a variety of soil types. It typically reaches 11 to 18 feet in height. This sumac variety also produces clusters of small flowers and tart, Vitamin A rich red berries.

 So Adaptable

 The Flame Leaf Sumac can flourish in a wide range of soil types, including clay, sand, and loam. It readily tolerates acidic or slightly alkaline soils. It does prefer well-drained sites and tolerates drought well. The Flame Leaf Sumac can also be grown in containers, something to consider if you want to limit this vigorous grower to a specific location. This sumac variety can easily colonize an area, spreading via underground rhizomes. Regular pruning can produce a shrub effect. This small deciduous tree’s natural tendency is to produce multiple trunks, but the Flame Leaf Sumac can be trained into a single trunk form.

 Helpful To Wildlife

 Adding the Flame Leaf Sumac to your landscaping plans is a beautiful choice with an added benefit. This sumac variety can be an essential food source for birds in the autumn and, depending on local climate, even into the winter. The red berries produced by the Flame Leaf Sumac are high in Vitamin A, and many types of birds and small mammals love them. However, the little berries aren’t messy in the way that other types of berries are. When planted in more rural areas, away from the home and garage area, deer may nibble at the more tender twigs during the winter, a hungry season for many deer. 

 Lovely Landscaping Choice 

 As hardy as it is lovely, the Flame Leaf Sumac can be an excellent landscaping choice. This variety of sumac tends to be resistant to major disease and readily able to survive common plant problems, such as Fusarium wilt or leaf spot. Flame Leaf Sumac is easy to care for overall. Attractive to bees and other pollinators, this sumac type can be a great way to lure the pollinators your garden needs to be productive. The gorgeous autumn hues produced by the Flame Leaf Sumac will make your fall landscape pop with vibrant color. Birdwatchers will surely enjoy the parade of local birds visiting to feed upon the brightly colored, nutritious Flame Leaf Sumac berries.

 

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