Smooth Sumac

Smooth Sumac Rhus GlabraSmooth sumac (Rhus glabra) grows in woodland openings, edges, and disturbed areas throughout Iowa.

Hardiness: Zones 2 through 9

Growth Rate: Moderate

Mature Shape:

Height: 10-20 feet

Width: 20-25 feet

Site Requirements: Prefers full sun on moist well drained soils, but tolerates dry sites

Flowering Dates: June - August

Seed Dispersal Dates: Fall - Winter

Seed Bearing Age: 5-10 years

Seed Bearing Frequency: Every year

Seed Stratification: Acid scarification followed by prechilling for 3 months at 34°F to 40°F.