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Rhus aromatica var. trilobata

Three Leaf Sumac
Scientific NameRhus aromatica var. trilobata
Common NameThree Leaf Sumac
HabitBroadleaf deciduous shrub with tart,
edible red berries and yellow to orange-red fall foliage.
Growth FormLeaves alternate, compound (pinnae),
3 stalkless leaflets, each elliptic to obovate,
1.5-2.5 cm long, base wedge-shaped,
a few rounded teeth, terminal leaflet often 3-lobed.
Mature SizeHeight: 5-6′ Width: 6′
FlowersYellow. Bloom Time: Late spring to early summer.
HardinessZones 4-8
Sun RequirementsFull Sun
Water RequirementsDrought Resistant / Waterwise
Soil RequirementsSandy, Clay, Average Soil
Other InfoNative to North America.
Bee Friendly, berries attract wild birds.
Unrelated to poison sumac.
Additional PhotosThree Leaf Sumac