Shining Sumac is an ornamental variety of sumac that will thrive in zones six through eight. Soaring up to thirty-five feet tall, this tree can withstand a number of soil compositions easily. Planting in a full sunlight environment will provide the best results. It will have bright green foliage throughout most of the year and will put on a show of yellows and other colors during the fall months. Female varieties will produce berries that will act as a winter food source for local wildlife such as birds and squirrels. It is a fast growing variety and will be mostly disease resistant.