The best colors appears in both summer and fall. This is one shrub that pairs with my ferns below it.
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Flameleaf Sumac Shrubs is an Autumn Foliage Beauty
Flameleaf Sumac tree provides your landscape with attractive trees that bring a ton of autumn interest to your property. The fast-growing tree offers a wide variety of colorful leaves and fuzzy red summer and fall seeds that are a lovely display. The rest of the growing season has fern-like leaves of a medium green color that contrast nicely with these red seeds.
This shrub works well as either a shrub or a small tree. This deciduous plant grows as a native plant in the eastern part of the US and adapts to various climates and areas. Sumac can thrive in locations close to the sea and at elevations as high as 4,900 feet. This hardy, colorful tree grows well from zones four through eight.
If you live in a doughty area, sumac remains an excellent choice for your landscape needs, as it requires little moisture. Mulch helps keep this tree’s soil moist, too. This tree also tolerates areas with air pollution well, so it’s an excellent choice for a tree in the city. When you have a small area of soil surrounded by concrete or asphalt, the dainty-looking sumac tree will quickly and neatly fill that area.
Another advantage of growing this tree is that it needs little to no fertilization. You shouldn’t add fertilizer, as the sumac is smooth to over-fertilize. These hardy trees also grow well in nearly any type of soil, from compact to well aerated.
Flameleaf Sumac Shrubs Retain Soil and Help Prevent Erosion
These trees usually grow from 15 to 30 feet tall. They respond well to cutting and pruning if you want a shrub or smaller tree. To keep your sumac thriving, remove any new plants or suckers from the base of the plant. However, letting your sumac grow and spread will quickly fill up a bare area on your property and provide you with red, gold, and orange foliage in the fall.
The roots of this tree retain soil and prevent erosion. For that reason, the sumac remains an excellent choice for areas by streams or on the sides of hills. Birds, insects, and other wildlife love to live and find protection in and around sumac trees; Birds such as the American Robin, bluebirds, and wide varieties of thrush use the seeds of the trees for food. Honeybees love the sumac’s spring flowers, too.
This plant provides an excellent windbreak that quickly grows. Sumac thrives in areas affected by salt, such as the seashore and next to roads that get salted in winter. Sumacs provide quick shade to sunny areas of a yard or other property, too.