Rhus trilobata

Rhus trilobata

Native Three Leaf Sumac that forms dense thickets best suited for a naturalized setting. Yellow spring flowers mature to red ornamental berries provide for pollinators and wildlife. Foliage turns gorgeous in the fall, providing a showy display of bright yellows, oranges, and reds.

Plant Height at Maturity

4 feet

Plant Width at Maturity

5 feet

Growth Rate


Growth Habit

Upright | Spreading

Landscape Uses

Hedge | Erosion Control

Environmental Features

Native Species | Water-wise | Pollinator Friendly | Bird Habitat | Wildlife Forage Source

Tough Sites

Alkaline Soil | Dry Soil | Steep Slope | Deer Damage | Urban Conditions

Seasonal Interest

Fall Color | Spring Flowering

Flower Color