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Sumac, Lemonade


Height and Spread Lemonade Sumac (also known as skunkbush) can grow up to 3 metres in height and may have a crown width between 1 to 3 metres.

Hardiness Zone 3

Preferred growing conditions Likes full sun or partially shaded sites and can withstand some drought.

Form Lemonade Sumac branches grow upwards to create a dense mass of stems and leaves.

Flower/seeds Greenish-yellow flowers are up to 2.5 cm long

Leaf Lemonade Sumac has lightly scented leaves that consist of several, soft green leaflets when young, changing to a deep blue-green in the summer and yellow in the fall. Leaflets may be 2 cm in length and 1 cm in width.

Bark/wood Bark is reddish-brown that releases a pleasant scent if bruised. New branchlets are hairy looking.

Berries Reddish, hairy berries with a pit inside the flesh appear on female plants only.

Pruning Prune to keep shape.

Problems (Disease/Insects)