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A close up for the Gro-Low Sumac glossy red fall color
The Gro-Low Fragrant Sumac growing in landscape, covered in the glossy dark green leaves
A close up for the Gro-Low Sumac glossy red fall color
The Gro-Low Fragrant Sumac growing in landscape, covered in the glossy dark green leaves

HANDSOME SHRUB WITH AMAZING FALL COLOR AND BEAUTIFULLY FRAGRANT 

FEATURES:

  • In spring, small yellow flowers will emerge along with its dark glossy dark foliage 
  • In the fall, foliage transforms into a harvest orange leaves that are blazed with plum purple, females will produce tiny and fuzzy red fruits 
  • Has a wonderful fragrance 
  • Attracts lots of butterflies and birds
  • Very low maintenance 
  • Very drought tolerant and loves the sun 
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships in a plant-safe designed box

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 3-9
  • Mature Height: 1.5-2' tall
  • Mature Width: 6-8' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
  • Spacing: 6-8' apart

Gro-Low Fragrant Sumac

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Rhus aromatica 'Gro-Low'

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HANDSOME SHRUB WITH AMAZING FALL COLOR AND BEAUTIFULLY FRAGRANT 

FEATURES:

  • In spring, small yellow flowers will emerge along with its dark glossy dark foliage 
  • In the fall, foliage transforms into a harvest orange leaves that are blazed with plum purple, females will produce tiny and fuzzy red fruits 
  • Has a wonderful fragrance 
  • Attracts lots of butterflies and birds
  • Very low maintenance 
  • Very drought tolerant and loves the sun 
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships in a plant-safe designed box

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 3-9
  • Mature Height: 1.5-2' tall
  • Mature Width: 6-8' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
  • Spacing: 6-8' apart

Why plant Gro-Low Fragrant Sumac?

Don't blink or you'll miss the amazing transformation of your landscape from being bare to being full of the glossy green foliage of Gro-Low Fragrant Sumac. Watch closely as the unsightly areas in your landscape come to life with the signature glossy foliage that turns a striking red in the fall. Make Gro-Low really pop by locating it in front of taller shrubs and perennials where each one can work together to create a piece of artwork in your own backyard.

Fragrant Sumac, Rhus aromatica, is a vital shrub to butterflies and is also native in the lower 48 states. Fragrant Sumac is commonly found in the wild growing in rocky or sandy terrain where they thrive and help feed the fauna. The flowers of Fragrant Sumac are full of sweet nectar that butterflies flock to and ensure that their populations can be fed and thrive. Most Fragrant Sumac plants are very large and tall, but Gro-Low was most likely taken from an outlier in the wild that grew smaller than the rest. Enjoy the benefits of a native sumac just in smaller form with the Gro-Low Fragrant Sumac.

How to use Gro-Low Fragrant Sumac in the landscape?

Gro-Low is the native groundcover that you did not know that you, or your landscape, needed. This cool little native brings hardiness and magnificent color to anywhere that it is planted. Watch as this quick grower will fill in empty spaces with its glossy, deep green leaves with yellow flowers to compliment the rest of the landscape. In the fall, you'll enjoy the wonderful fall colors of yellow, purple-red, and orange that set the landscape ablaze. Be sure to have a camera handy with this one, butterflies love the yellow flowers and will visit your yard time and again to get a taste of the sweet nectar within.

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zone: 3-9

How To Plant Gro-Low Fragrant Sumac

This Fragrant Sumac will grow in just about any type of soil it is planted in. As a native, Gro-Low is highly adaptable to soils but prefers to steer clear of clay or poorly drained soil. It's fast growth will help prevent weeds from sprouting up and there are no immediate pruning needs unless a clean-cut look is preferred.

How To Water

Water regularly until the roots are established then let this Sumac be; Gro-Low will be drought tolerant once established and will require very little from you.

How To Fertilize

Thoroughly mix our Elements Starter Plant Food in granular form in to the soil when planting to give your Sumac that growing boost.

How To Prune

Prune your Sumac once a year in the early spring by trimming down in height before they leaf out.


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