Fragrant Sumac 'Gro Low' Characteristics
Fragrant Sumac are dense, low-growing shrubs native to the American Midwest. Often resembling groundcover, these shrubs grow more than twice as wide as tall. Green leaves in the summer turn to shades of orange, red, yellow and purple in the fall. When damaged, these leaves become quite fragrant. Although harmless, Fragrant Sumac is often mistaken for poison ivy. Early spring brings small yellow flowers before the onset of foliage. If pollinated, female specimens produce berries that are attractive to birds.
'Gro-Low' prefer dry to medium moisture soils in full sun to part shade. These hardy shrubs tolerate shallow, rocky and clay soils. They can be susceptible to some cosmetic blight.
'Gro-Low' are ideal for areas with poor soil or erosion problems. Their tolerance of dry soils makes them good options for hillsides and embankments. These low-growing shrubs are suitable as groundcovers or in naturalized woodland areas. Birds, butterflies, and bees are attracted to the flowers and small fruits making them perfect for naturalized pollinator gardens.