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Gro-Low Sumac*

Rhus aromatica 'Gro-Low'

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Gro-Low Sumac (Rhus aromatica 'Gro-Low') at Millcreek Nursery Ltd

Gro-Low Sumac

Gro-Low Sumac

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Gro-Low Sumac (Rhus aromatica 'Gro-Low') at Millcreek Nursery Ltd

Gro-Low Sumac in fall

Gro-Low Sumac in fall

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Gro-Low Sumac (Rhus aromatica 'Gro-Low') at Millcreek Nursery Ltd

Gro-Low Sumac fruit

Gro-Low Sumac fruit

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  18 inches

Spread:  4 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Description:

A low growing and fragrant Sumac shrub with finely divided green foliage turning brilliant colors in fall; bright yellow flowers in spring; makes an excellent groundcover as it tends to sucker, filling in areas quickly; does well in shade.

Ornamental Features

Gro-Low Sumac has yellow flowers along the branches from early to mid spring. It has green foliage throughout the season. The serrated compound leaves turn an outstanding orange in the fall. The brick red fruits are held in clusters from late summer to late fall.

Landscape Attributes

Gro-Low Sumac is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a ground-hugging habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and can be pruned at anytime. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Suckering

Gro-Low Sumac is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover
  • Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens

Planting & Growing

Gro-Low Sumac will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It has a low canopy. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 25 years.

This shrub performs well in both full sun and full shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under typical garden conditions. It is not particular as to soil type, but has a definite preference for acidic soils, and is subject to chlorosis (yellowing) of the leaves in alkaline soils. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selection of a native North American species.

This plant is not reliably hardy in our region, and certain restrictions may apply; contact the store for more information.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight Soil pH Preference
Characteristics
Massing  Garden  Groundcover  Naturalizing 
Applications
Flowers  Fruit  Fall Color  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features