Gro Low Sumac red fall color
Gro Low Sumac growing in landscape
Gro Low Sumac red fall color
Gro Low Sumac growing in landscape

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


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  • Ships in a plant-safe designed box

Gro-Low Fragrant Sumac

Bower & Branch Trees and Plants

Rhus aromatica 'Gro-Low'

Regular price $84.00
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Why the 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 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 native 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.

Why Bower & Branch?

We do the hard part. Our trees and plants are grown and cared for by only the best, local growers for years before they find their forever home in your landscape. Bower & Branch is known for having hard-to-find, substantial sizes and selection. The quality of our trees and plants are consistent in health and vigor—always ready for immediate impact in your garden and instant curb appeal. We believe in empowering homeowners with the truth about strong, healthy and structurally sound plants that are grown to perform in the ground after they leave the nursery for home delivery, always fresh inventory from the grower

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

How To Plant

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. 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. 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 Fertilize

Incorporate Elements Starter Plant food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant food granular form on an annual basis each late fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established.

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zone: 3-9

How Does Shipping Work?

Size AA & AAA (our Treelings, Shrubs, Bushes, and Perennials) will be shipped directly to your home by a common carrier. Ships in a plant-safe designed box within 5-7 business days.

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