Bloomtime: April - June
Bloom color: yellow
Sun: Sun, Part Shade, Shade
Moisture: Moist - Dry
Soil: Dry, rocky soils. Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam, Clay Loam Clay, Rocky, Caliche type, Limestone-based
Attracts: Butterflies, pollinators, birds
Benefit: Host plant for the Red-Banded Hairstreak and Banded Hairstreak butterflies; Deer resistant
Fragrant Sumac, (Rhus aromatica) In spring, fragrant sumac flowers appear before the foliage. This shrub turns fall colors of red, yellow and orange. The flower is a nectar source for adult butterflies. Fragrant sumac colonizes to form thickets and looks best when planted en mass or in drift-like plantings as it occurs in nature. It is fast growing, generally pest and disease-free, and drought-tolerant. Colonies are often single-sexed, formed from a single, suckering parent. Only female plants produce flowers and berries.