Groundcover that is easier than mulch! Tired of your mulch blowing away in the fall winds or washing away in the spring rains? Autumn Amber Sumac (Rhus trilobata ‘Autumn Amber’) might be your answer.Related to a native North American shrub discovered in Texas, this graceful ground-hugging form fills in so thickly that mulch isn’t necessary. Autumn Amber will soften hardscapes like terraced walls, rock features and patio corners. It will instantly naturalize your garden with its rambling nature.With regular irrigation, this dependable selection will establish deep and strong in one season and once established will cover a sizable space in a flash. It only grows 18 inches tall but 6-8 feet wide and is drought-tolerant. If it begins to get out of bounds, it is easily pruned with hand shears.Deep green all summer, the fall will bring you rich color ranging from deep amber to bright yellows and oranges. After the leaves drop in the winter, you have a thick and fascinating tangle of branches. It is easy to spruce them up after the leaves fall with a leaf blower or rake. In the spring before new leaves pop out, bundles of tiny chartreuse flowers bloom, followed by small, rounded red fruits that will hang on until winter. This native truly brings four seasons of interest to your landscape.This lively groundcover alternative is sure to be a beautiful addition to your garden, so order yours today!* Fast growing * Native * Great for naturalizing * Fall color * Wildlife love the berries.
Hardy Shrub with Distinctive FeaturesStaghorn Sumac is deciduous shrub with showy, summer flowers and unique features. Plant one is a naturalized area of your landscape or perhaps use one in a spot where you have difficult soils.Your Staghorn Sumac is a unique shrub. Its name is derived from the hairy-like covering on the stems reminiscent of velvet on a stag’s (male deer), antlers. The compound, pinnate leaves are a bright green (with several leaflets), and can grow up to two feet long. The effect of the foliage is similar to that of a fern-like plant, light and airy amid the denser, more compact plants of your landscape. As the season progresses, the leaves turn to coppery/orange tones for a bright splash of color in the autumn landscape. One of the most interesting characteristics of your Staghorn is its unusual flowers. Green-hued, yellow flowers form in spring. Eight-inch tall, pyramid-shaped clusters of drupes appear on the female plants. The berry-like drupes ripen to red in late summer/early fall, and mature to a brown color that tends to persist throughout the winter months. Your wildlife will appreciate the late season treat.Staghorn Sumac will grow to 25 feet tall with an equal spread. It’s a hardy shrub with no significant disease or insect problems. Staghorn does well in difficult soils, and in fact can be an aggressive spreader.If you have some problem areas where you could use a sizable shrub with distinctive features, then Staghorn Sumac is for you.* Stems that resemble stag horns * Summer flowers and fruit * Fall color * Wildlife interest * Prefers full sun.
Native Plant Provides Autumn BlazeCutleaf Staghorn Sumac, Rhus typhina ‘Dissecta’, is an attractive native cutleafed shrub that can be used as an accent or in mass plantings.The finely divided green foliage turns a beautiful orange and fire red in fall. The twisted branches are revealed after the foliage drops. Many liken the bare branches to deers’ antlers, hence the name ‘staghorn’.It forms a wide spreading shape at maturity. This xeriscape sumac cultivar is a large, open, spreading shrub or small tree which typically grows 18 feet tall and 12-15′ in width. The greenish flame shaped fruit turn bright red in autumn and persist through the winter, providing food for birds and wildlife.Cutleaf Staghorn has no serious insect or disease problems. Plant massed for stabilizing embankments or for hard-to-cover areas with poor soils or for naturalizing in wild areas. Grows best in average, dry to medium moist, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade.*Cut Leafed Foliage*Shrub or Small Tree*Brilliant Fall Foliage .
Sumac – Lanham’s Purple, Rhus copallina ‘Lanham’s Purple’, provides vibrant purple-red leaves throughout the summer, along with lovely yellow flowers.In the fall it shows off its brilliant red leaves and fruit clusters.Also known as Flameleaf or Shining Sumac, Lanham’s Purple is drought tolerant and does best in full sun, so it makes an excellent choice for poor soils and sunny exposure.Lanham’s Purple is a real gem of a plant that is well-suited for the landscape; it offers spectacular color all season long.While many sumacs are not showy enough to suit the typical gardener, this amazing Lanham’s Purple Sumac has outstanding attributes such as showy fall color, drought tolerance, colorful red fruit, and the ability to thrive with neglect.It colonizes banks, hillsides and rocky areas extremely well because of its suckering habit. The sumac makes an attractive specimen, hedge or background plant and is an important food source for bees, mammals, and several bird species.* Berries for wildlife* Brilliant fall foliage* Drought tolerant.
Colonizing Bright Red Autumn ColorSumac – Prairie Flame Shining, Rhus copallina var. latifolia ‘Morton’, has attractive glossy dark green foliage with creamy white blooms in summer.Prairie Flame develops into a compact, multi-stemmed shrub that is drought tolerant, and it does especially well in dry and rocky soil, and grows best in full sun.This Shining Sumac has outstanding showy red orange fall color, is a non-fruiting male clone, and is drought tolerant.It thrives with neglect. You can use it to colonize banks, hillsides and rocky areas. It suckers vigorously to form thickets and excellent for naturalizing.It makes an attractive specimen, hedge or background plant and is an important food source for bees, mammals, and birds.*Drought Tolerant*Attracts Wildlife*Brilliant Fall Color.
The Smooth Sumac, Rhus glabra ‘Laciniata’, is a shade-intolerant pioneer on heavily disturbed sites, and is particularly common along road and railroad rights-of-way. Usually in clumps of several to many individuals in a clone, rarely more than 25 stems in one clone. Sumac will often be found within the first year following fire. Smooth sumac is a short-lived pioneer, which reproduces clonally via root suckers. Seed production is moderately abundant, and seeds are dispersed by birds. Growth is rapid. Lifespan is about 20-30 years, though clones can persist for centuries. Fruit is important as winter bird food. This is an important deer browse species. It is suited to group plantings in small to large yards. It is especially useful in attracting birds to naturalized yards..
Super Hardy Native ShrubMost of the time when you think of plants and fragrance, you automatically think of flowers. The Fragrant Sumac (Rhus aromatica), though, doesn’t have fragrant flowers.It does have lovely spring flowers, but they don’t smell. What does smell so great on the Fragrant Sumac is the leaves. Crush one between your fingers in July and you’ll see what we mean. All natural potpourri! This sumac loves to fill in those tough spots in your garden. It is native to America, so it adapts to just about any condition your garden has, except for really wet or claylike soil. If it’s happy where it’s at, it will start to spread, forming a nice little colony for you and filling in any empty spaces around it.Rarely topping 3 or 4 feet, Fragrant Sumac makes a pretty hedge or back of the border, especially if you like a wilder edge to your landscape. These plants grow naturally throughout the woods in the central part of the U.S., so they do fine in full sunlight to dappled shade.This is a great plant for attracting wildlife. Birds and butterflies love it. Use this plant with other natives like black-eyed susan or joe-pye weed for a beautiful, natural and very low-maintenance garden.Nature Hills sells healthy, high-quality Sumac plants. We know you’ll be very satisfied with our Fragrant Sumacs, so you can order with confidence today.* Beautiful native selection * Scarlet Fruit and Foliage in Autumn * Attracts Birds, Deer, and Wildlife .
Beautifully Colored Compact SumacTiger Eyes Cutleaf Staghorn Sumac is a deciduous shrub with colorful foliage. Plant a Tiger Eyes for a dramatic presence in your front yard or in a naturalized area.Your Tiger Eyes is a beautiful golden-leafed form of Cutleaf Staghorn Sumac. Its new growth appears as a lively chartreuse green, quickly changing to vibrant yellow. Both colors contrast beautifully with the rosy-pink leaf stem, presenting a vision in your landscape that’s hard to miss. The fuzzy branches of your Tiger Eyes tend to angle upward, while the deeply cut leaflets drape downward, giving it an overall oriental appearance. As magnificent as the summer colors are, the dramatic effect of yellow, orange and intense scarlet in autumn are unparalleled. Tiger Eyes Cutleaf Staghorn Sumac will grow to 6 feet tall with an equal spread. It has no significant pest or disease issues. Tiger Eyes is tolerant of poor soils, even thriving in clay. It’s a hardy, carefree shrub that provides three-season interest, and when a female, even offers red drupes during the winter months.Plant a Tiger Eyes today and begin reaping all of the benefits it has to offer!* First Editions® Plants* Colorful foliage * Fall color * Winter and wildlife inters (on females) * Hardy.
Drought Tolerant Colorful GroundcoverThe Gro-Low Sumac, Rhus aromatica ‘Gro-Low’, is a selection of Fragrant Sumac grown for its very low, wide-spreading habit. This low-growing, spreading perennial plant is a woody ground cover.On female plants, Gro-Low produces clusters of hairy red fruit in late summer and early autumn. Autumn color varies from orange and scarlet to a stunning reddish purple. The foliage is dense, glossy, and aromatic and is great for mass planting and bank control. Xeriscape plant. This fragrant sumac performs best in a moist, moderately fertile, well-drained soil. It thrives in acid soils, but tolerates alkaline soils too. Gro-Low prefers full sun but tolerates light shade; full sun is preferable to obtain best autumn color. The outstanding foliage in autumn is appreciated in many ornamental gardens. This sumac would look great as a central focus in your front yard!* Orange Scarlet Foliage in Autumn* 3′ High Woody Groundcover* Drought Tolerant.
Brilliant Fruit is Winter Bird FoodThe Smooth Sumac, Rhus glabra, is a shade-intolerant pioneer on heavily disturbed sites. It is particularly common along road and railroad rights-of-way.It matures to 10′-15′ high and reproduces clonally via root suckers. It prefers full sun and drier soils, but will tolerate partial shade.Usually in clumps of several to many individuals in a clone, rarely more than 25 stems in one clone. Sumac will often be found within the first year following fire.Smooth sumac is a short-lived pioneer and seed production is moderately abundant, and seeds are dispersed by birds. Growth is rapid and the typical lifespan is about 20-30 years, though clones can persist for centuries. The flame shaped fruit is important as winter bird and deer food. Its’ foliage has a brilliant set of fall colors of yellow, orange and red.It is suited to group plantings in small to large yards. It is especially useful in attracting birds and deer to naturalized yards.* Native Small Shrubby Tree* Brilliant Fall Colors* Attracts Deer and Birds.
Foliage Sets the Hills AblazeYou need a tough plant? This is a tough plant. The Rocky Mountain Sumac (Rhus glabra cismontana ‘Rocky Mountain’) thrives in some of the harshest environments that America has to offer.This plant happily grows on bare cliff faces in Colorado and windswept plains in Wyoming where it may get a few inches of rain a year at best. It acts like nothing is wrong while it thrives in a crack in a concrete parking lot. If this sumac can survive and even thrive in these tough conditions, imagine how well it will perform in your landscape! Just about the only things that can kill this tough guy are too much attention (i.e. overwatering and feeding) and Bambi – this plant is like a deer smorgasbord.Rocky Mountain Sumac has an almost tropical appearance. The palm-like leaves will definitely spice up those rocky, sandy or dry corners of your yard. Being a xeric plant, it doesn’t need you to water it once it’s established. If it’s happy where you plant it, it will start to form into a nice thicket.Here’s the real kicker, though. Come fall, the Rocky Mountain Sumac turns color to a blazing fire red that will push your autumn landscape into high gear.With so many great qualities in an easy to care for, tough-as-nails plant, why wouldn’t you order a few today?* Very Drought Tolerant Shrub * Brilliant Red Fruit and Foliage in Autumn * Attracts Wildlife * Thrives in hard-to-plant areas.