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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 provides superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
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 receipt unless weather prohibits. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water daily for the first week after planting.
Flame Leaf Sumac
Hardy Planting Zone- The tree grows in zones 3 to 9.
Bloom Season - Flame leaf sumac can bloom in the summer or fall.
Bloom Color - The bloom color can be yellow, green, or white.
Height at Maturity - The tree's height at maturity is 11 to 20 feet, but it can grow to be more than 20 feet tall.
Soil Type Preferred- It does well in slightly alkaline or acidic soils that are dry.
Sun or Shade - Flame leaf sumac does well in full sun or partial shade.
Flame leaf sumac (Rhus copallinum) is found naturally in eastern North America.
The deciduous tree has a rounded crown and a spread of 11 to 18 feet. Its dark green, shiny foliage, which has 9 to 21 leaflets, turns red-orange and purple in the fall.
It has an alternate leaf arrangement, and its leaves are compound, long, and narrow. Younger stems have small hairs, but they become hairless as they grow. The tree has watery sap and lures pollinators, including bees. It has thin bark and no thorns, and its slender branches droop as it grows.
Because the plant may spread by rhizomes, flame leaf sumac generally grows in small clusters or mottes. Its underground runners offer shrubby, dense cover for wildlife, including birds. It can be grown with one or several trunks, and the trunks are small and crooked.
The tree can be used for privacy or as a specimen tree and planted as an ornamental.
Some trees have only female or male flowers, and some have both. Flowers are borne in terminal panicles. The tree produces dense, pyramidal clusters of red berries that ripen around September or October, exist into the winter, and bring wildlife, including mammals.
Between April and May, the tree grows the most. It requires pruning during winter. It usually is resistant to major diseases and pests and survives common plant problems, including leaf spot and Fusarium wilt.