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Plant Habit: Shrub
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 7b
Plant Height: 2 feet
Plant Spread: 6 to 8 feet or more
Leaves: Good fall color
Deciduous
Fruit: Showy
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Fragrant
Blooms on old wood
Flower Color: Other: yellowish
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Uses: Groundcover
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Propagation: Other methods: Layering
Stolons and runners
Pollinators: Bees
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

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Common names
  • Fragrant Sumac

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Location: south-central Pennsylvania at Turnpike rest stop
Date: 2023-10-27
row in red fall color
Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar, B.C. 
Date: 2016-10-25
 3:06 pm. Subtle fall colours with green Coreopsis and yellow Day
Location: University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar, B.C. 
Date: 2015-10-05
 5:15 pm. Striking Fall Colour next to Hemerocallis 'Ophir'.
Location: Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Date: autumn in the 1980's
a mass planted in a parking lot island showing fall color
Location: Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Date: 2015-06-18
a small mass in a parking lot island in summer
Location: southeast Pennsylvania
Date: 2011-08-05
a small group at a retirement complex townhouse foundation
Location: Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Date: summer in the 1980's
a big mass in a parking lot island
Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar, B.C.
Date: 2016-08-28
 3:07 pm. Leaves in late summer.
Location: Reading, Pennsylvania
Date: 2023-05-31
growing in a small space at a hospital landscape
Location: Reading, Pennsylvania
Date: 2023-05-31
being a groundcover in a hospital landscape
Location: Reading, Pennsylvania
Date: 2023-05-31
good mass in a hospital landscape
Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar, B.C.
Date: 2016-04-26
 6:59 pm. Fragrance and emerging leaves.
Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar, B.C.
Date: 2016-04-26
 6:59 pm. Leaves and flowers emerge together.

Courtesy American Daylily and Perennials
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Location: Botanical Garden Brookings, Oregon
Date: 2015-10-05
Location: Botanical Garden Brookings, Oregon
Date: 2015-10-05
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Comments:
  • Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Jun 2, 2023 7:58 PM concerning plant:
    This cultivar of 'Gro-Low was selected by Synnesvedt Nursery in Glenview, Illinois back in the 1970's. Unlike the mother species that grows about 6 to 8 feet high, this cultivar only grows about 2 to 3 feet high and spreads along the ground. Plants often are dioecious where the male plants bear little catkins about 1 inch long that persist into winter while female plants bear small panicles of yellowish flowers; though some plants can be polygamous in having mostly one gender and yet some of the other. The female plants bear small clusters of red, hairy fruit in late summer that can persist into winter. This has become a popular groundcover with landscape architects and professional landscape designers where they want an informal or naturalistic style. The great majority of homeowners don't know this plant and don't use it; a few will buy it if a nurseryman really recommends it.

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