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We dig plants when your order is received, and ship immediately via US Priority Mail. You will receive a tracking number via email when plants are shipped. All plants are packed to be safe in their packages for up to 3 days after receipt.
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 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.
Hardy Planting Zone- Zones 3-9
Bloom Season - Spring
Bloom Color - Greenish white to red
Height at Maturity - 15ft - 30ft
Soil Type Preferred- Any well-drained soil
Sun or Shade - Full to the partial sun - fall foliage will be more vibrant if grown in full sun
Sumacs are small hardy bushes and trees that can grow in many different environments.
They bloom in the early spring, with flowers that will turn into ripe red fruit by late summer. The fruits grow in dense clusters and are covered in a thin hairy down. Sumac leaves are narrow and end in a point. The leaves are also slightly serrated along the edge. Groups of 17 to 19 sprout from one long stem. In the fall, deciduous species of sumac are distinctive for their bright red leaves. However, different varieties are bred to turn either yellow or orange in the fall. It is important to note that some sumac plants are evergreen and that only deciduous sumac trees will produce bright fall foliage.
Sumac berries attract a wide variety of wildlife.
Bees are attracted to the sumac's flowers. Many species of birds, such as songbirds, will nest in large colonies of sumac trees and eat the berries they produce. Rabbits, deer, and other mammals will also use sumac berries as a food source in the winter.
Sumac trees do best in full sun. Because they propagate when their berries drop to the ground, it must be planted in an area where one can easily control the sumac's growth. It is easy for one sumac bush or tree to multiply over time. Sumac prefers any variety of soil that is well-drained. In the dry season, the sumac should be irrigated. They can survive during a drought but will grow taller and stronger if provided with water in the interim.