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Rhus aromatica ‘Gro-low’ (Fragrant sumac)

Rhus aromatica ‘Gro-low’ Photo/Illustration: Jennifer Benner

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Rhus aromatica ‘Gro-low’ rus air-oh-MAT-ih-kah Common Name: Fragrant sumac Genus: Rhus
This vigorous shrub hugs the ground (to 2 feet tall) and spreads out to 8 feet, making it an excellent choice for stablizing a bank or smothering weeds. It has small yellow flowers, hairy red fruits, and glossy leaves that change to gorgeous orange-red in autumn. 
Noteworthy characteristics: Beautiful fall color; fast, compact growth.
Care: Grow in average, moist but well-drained soil in full sun (for best fall color).
Propagation: Divide suckers when dormant or sow seed in autumn. Take semi-ripe cuttings in summer or root cuttings in winter.
Problems: Powdery mildew, wood rot, Verticillium wilt, leaf spot, blister, canker, dieback, caterpillars, scale.
Height 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread 6 ft. to 10 ft.
Growth Habit Spreads
Growth Pace Fast Grower
Light Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture Dry to Medium
Maintenance Low
Tolerance Deer Tolerant;Drought Tolerant;Frost Tolerant
Characteristics Attracts Birds; Attracts Butterflies; Native; Showy Fall Foliage; Showy Fruit; Showy Seed Heads
Bloom Time Spring
Flower Color Yellow Flower
Uses Ground Covers, Naturalizing, Roadside, Waterside
Seasonal Interest Winter Interest, Spring Interest, Fall Interest
Type Shrubs

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