Rhus glabra

Rhus glabra

Large growing deciduous shrub with smooth red stems, medium green foliage, and conical red fruit clusters. Leaves and seedheads turn brilliant shades of red and orange in the Fall, with than latter persisting into winter for extra seasonal interest.

Plant Height at Maturity

8 feet

Plant Width at Maturity

8 feet

Growth Rate


Growth Habit

Upright | Spreading

Landscape Uses

Windbreak | 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 | Winter Interest | Summer Flowering

Flower Color