Flame Leaf Sumac

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Flame Leaf Sumac Description

Flame Leaf Sumac

The Flame Leaf Sumac is a small tree that is part of the Rhus copallinum family of trees.

With 200 species of Rhus that are evergreen and deciduous, Flame Leaf Sumac grows as a shrub, vine, tree, or ground cover. A hardy plant that showcases beautiful autumn color, Flame Sumac trees produce fruit that can be made into lemonade, wine, jams, and jellies. Showing bright red bunches of fruits and dark green leaves, Flame Leaf Sumac provides a brilliant pop of color to any home garden landscape.

Flame leaf sumac care and maintenance

Flame Leaf Sumac grows in large colonies, yet it can easily be trained to grow into a single or multi-trunked tree that reaches 30 feet tall at maturity. If you have some sumac growing wild in your backyard, ensure that it is not poison sumac, which bears smooth, hairless leaves and downward hanging green fruit. Flame leaf Suma has fuzzy, serrated leaves and clusters of red fruit that stand upright. Poison sumac grows in wet areas, while Flame Leaf Sumac prefers well-drained soil at the back edge of your garden planted as a windbreaker among taller shrubs with a gray or green color that will set off the Flame Leaf Sumac colors nicely. This plant enjoys full sun and is best planted in the spring.


Many gardeners grow Flame Leaf Sumac for its striking fall color. Flam e Leaf Sumac leaves are bright red in fall, yet there are also yellow and orange sumac varieties that put on a spectacular fall show. Harvest your Flame Leaf Sumac berries when they are ripe, in late July or early August, before autumn rains leach away the berries' flavor. Flame Leaf Sumac is terrific for extremely dry, rocky areas and can thrive in most well-drained soils. Prune your Flame Leaf Sumac in winter to keep it low or let it grow naturally into tree form. 

Birds and bees love Flame Leaf Sumac for pollinating and as food. Plant Flame Leaf Sumac for a pop of color and to enjoy wildlife in your garden all year. 

Flame Leaf Sumac is now available at TN Nursery at low prices with fast shipping.


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  • 5
    Flame Leaf Sumac

    Posted by Hazel Price on Oct 03, 2022

    Low prices, a wide variety of plants, and nicely packaged plants.


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We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

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Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.

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