Rhus trilobata

Oakleaf Sumac is a dense, mid-sized to large shrub, excellent foundation plant. Yellow bloom in spring and nice orange-yellow leaf color in fall. Female plants can yield a tart fruit traditionally used to make a lemony drink. Deciduous. Good bird habitat. Unrelated to poison sumac. Firewise. More information here.

Plant details

  • Common name: Oakleaf Sumac
  • Zone: 3
  • Exposure: Sun / part shade
  • Height x Width: 6-8' x 6-8'
  • Native to: Idaho