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Fragrant Sumac Trees are a Showy and Aromatic Deciduous Shrub
Fragrant Sumac Tree - Rhus aromatica makes an Excellent Addition to your Landscape by adding Fragrant Aromaticsto attract Butterflies and Bees to your Garden Space.
The Fragrant Sumac (Rhus aromatica)is a deciduous shrub. It is also referred to as the aromatic sumac, polecat sumac, and the lemon sumac. It is native to the United States and Canada. This woody plant grows rounded and can reach six to twelve feet in height. In the spring (March to April), it produces fragrant yellow flowers before its leaves emerging. The early spring flower is a nectar source for butterflies. Female Fragrant Sumac produces red droops that can be brewed in tea. These are often consumed by birds and small animals and are presented in July or August, and the droops can last on the tree until the following March when flowers are ready to bloom again. The leaves are virtually uneditable to mammals due to their high tannin content. When crushed, the leaves and stems of the fragrant sumac produce a citrus odor. Native Indians used fragrant sumac roots to create a yellow dye. Due to their high tannin levels, the leaves and bark were used for tanning leather.
Fragrant sumac is a deciduous shrub which has a USDA Hardiness for zone three through nine. In the most northern part of its range, it can grow approximately five feet at maturity, but in other areas, it's been observed to grow as tall as ten feet if allowed. You can expect the plant to grow anywhere from 6 to 8 feet around the perimeter. It's successful in a variety of locations like cliff ends, forest floors, and fields. It thrives in the full sun but can tolerate some shade. The Fragrant Sumac also prefers land up high, so if you have a hill or a side of the garden, which is steep, that might be the perfect home for this bush.
It is a Canadian and United States native that is great for a variety of climates. When identifying this plant one, the easiest way is to notice it's three compound leaf pattern. It looks incredibly similar to poison ivy (mostly because they are in the same family), but the Fragrant Sumac is not poisonous. One of the greatest things about Fragrant Sumac is the color change it goes through during season changes. They can range from orange to deep red.
The name Fragrant Sumac is about the distinct smell this plant has. Some people describe the scent similar to lemon or citrus while others pick up a woody resin scent.
Natives of Canada and the United States have used fragrant sumac over the centuries for its astringent properties, which assist with poultices. Natives have been known to use the root to create a medicine for diarrhea. There is also a recipe that uses the Fragrant Sumac fruit to make tea, which is said to taste like lemonade.
If you enjoy wildlife, you'll also be happy to know that this plant supplies a significant amount of food to birds, deer's, and other animals, especially in the winter when food is scarce.
This shrub does produce flowers if it is a female plant that looks like little clusters of yellow blooms attached to a stem. These flowers reach out of the brush and present themselves around springtime.
Sumac is not poisonous, but it's leaves resemble that of its relative the poison ivy. The leaves are trifoliate and alternate. They are about one to two inches in length, and the middle leaf of the trifoliate is usually the largest. In the fall, the leaves change and can be red, yellow, or a reddish-purple hue. Fragrant sumac is popular in landscape design in the midwest United States. This shrub can grow in full shade to full sun and tolerates well drained soils that are slightly acidic to well alkaline. Fragrant sumac is easily transplanted due to it's the shallow and fibrous root system. When not used in landscape design the fragrant sumac is typically found in rocky prairies, old fields, and wooded areas. Fragrant sumac is susceptible to vascular wilt that is caused by a small psyllid.
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