Fragrant sumac is a deciduous low, broad-spreading shrub whose branches turn up at the tips. Its fuzzy stems are fragrant when bruised and three-parted green leaves turn vivid shades of orange, yellow and red in fall. Small yellow flowers in spring give rise to dry red fruits in the fall, which attract birds. The cultivar 'Gro-Low' is a popular dwarf form of this dense shrub. Native to eastern North America, this fast growing, drought tolerant plant can be used as a ground cover or to hold steep banks from erosion. (info source: Learn2Grow.com)
Genus - Rhus
Species - Aromatica
Common name - Fragrant Lemon Sumac
Pre-Treatment - Required
Hardiness zones - 3 - 9
Height - 2'-6' / 0.60 - 1.80 m
Spread - 6'-10' / 1.80 - 3 m
Plant type - Shrub
Vegetation type - Deciduous
Exposure - Full Sun, Partial Sun
Growth rate - Fast
Soil PH - Acidic, Neutral
Soil type - Clay, laom, Sand, well drained
Water requirements - Drought tolerant, average water
Landscape uses - Feature Plant, Groundcover, Hedges
Germination rate - 80%
Bloom season - Spring
Leaf / Flower color - Green, Fall - Yellow, Red, Orange, Orange Red / Yellow-green
|Germination||1. Soak the seeds in a bowl full of 120F (+50C) water. Let the water cool completely. Pour off the cool water. Pour more 120F (+50C) water onto the seeds and soak until the water cools..|
2. Stratify seeds in a plastic bag full of moist sand inside the refrigerator for 90 days. Keep the sand barely moist during the cold stratification period.
3. Sow seed 3/8" deep, tamp the soil, keep moist, mulch the seed bed.
Can be sown outdoors in the fall for spring germination.
Other: if boiling water treatment does not allow seed to imbibe, sulfuric acid treatment is required.