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Rhus microphylla (Little Leaf Sumac)

Rhus microphylla
Littleleaf Sumac, Desert Sumac, Correosa, Agritos

Occurring across the Southwestern states at elevations from 2000 to 6000 feet, Little Leaf Sumac is hardy to -10F. This deciduous shrub forms a densely branched mound to 6 feet tall by 8 feet wide. The arching branches end in a spine, creating terrific cover and protection for birds and small mammals. Birds appreciate the small red berries produced in late summer. The compound leaves have 5 to 9 green leaflets, which turn orange-red in autumn. Little Leaf Sumac is extremely drought and heat tolerant. USDA Zone 6.

Plant Type Native, Shrub
Exposure Full Sun
Water Needs Average
Hardiness Zone Zone 6 (-10° F)
Flower Color White
Flower Season Summer, Fall
Growth Rate Slow
Height 6 (ft)
Spread 8 (ft)
Spacing 4' (ft)
Characteristics Evergreen, Fruit & Berries
Attracts Birds, Wildlife
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens
Tolerance Cold, Dry Soil, Heat, Rocky Soil
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Image by: MSWN
Image by: MSWN

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