Florida Native Sumac (Rhus copallinum)

Florida Native Sumac (Rhus copallinum)

Regular price $12.95
7 in stock

Live Florida Native Sumac Plant
Ships in 100% Biodegradable 4" Coconut Fiber Planter

Rhus copallinum is the scientific name of the native Florida Sumac species. It also goes by the name of 'Winged Sumac', 'Shining Sumac', or 'Dwarf Sumac'. All the Sumac species (Rhus) belong to the Cashew family of plants. Rhus copallinum is native to Eastern North America.

The Florida Native Sumac is a small, fast growing, low-maintenance tree/shrub that is very tough and hardy! It is capable of resisting drought, and is a frequent pioneer of disturbed areas. This tree produces a low hanging, well-crowned and spread out canopy, that attracts a lot of birds and wildlife. It is because of these reasons, that Rhus copallinum is one of the top species of trees recommended for land reclamation and rehabilitation projects. It's great for urban areas because it can thrive in containers and areas with poor drainage and pollution.  

Rhus copallinum is a deciduous tree capable of growing up to heights of 15 feet. It sports dark green leaves that will turn bright orange-red during the Fall. Native Florida Sumac is appreciated as an ornamental plant due to it's brilliant fall foliage. Rhus copallinum will produce berries that taste like pink lemonade, and which can be used to make tea, jelly, or a lovely natural dye! 

Order Processing & Shipping Schedule
Orders are processed and shipped at the beginning of each week via 1-3 Day USPS Priority Mail.  Average order processing time before shipment ranges from 1-14 days.

Tracking information
A confirmation email with tracking information will be sent immediately upon shipment. You can track the progress of your order online anytime by logging in to your account. Delivery confirmation will be emailed when your plants have reached their destination, so you never miss a beat!

Shipping Cost
Shipping will be calculated at checkout and varies based on order weight and your distance from the nursery.  Shipping is combined for multiple plants. The more you grow, the more you save!

Can I pick up my order at the nursery?
Yes, just select Store Pickup at checkout and schedule your pickup date/time. A member of our team will reach out if the time you have chosen needs to be rescheduled.  There are no same day pickups. 

For more frequently asked questions visit our FAQ's page.

Weather Holds
Orders placed in colder climate zones during the winter months will automatically be placed on hold until Spring or when temperatures in your area are above freezing on the expected date of delivery.  

Heat Packs
Heat packs can be purchased separately to avoid cold weather delays.
If you live in a colder climate and do not want to wait until Spring to get your new plants, we recommend adding a heat pack to your order. Your plants will ship as scheduled and arrive safely, with no risk of freezing on the way to your front door.

Plant Care

Plant Type: Perennial Shrub

Harvest Season: Summer, Fall

Size: Up to 10 to 15ft

Soil & Moisture: Sumac grows wild in dry, sandy, well-draining soil. Drought tolerant.

Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade

Zones

Climate Zones: USDA plant hardiness Zones 4-9. Sumac grows wild throughout the eastern United States and parts of eastern Canada.

All of our tropical fruiting plants can be grown in small or large containers in northern zones or planted outside in warmer climates.

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