| Shining Sumac, Wing-rib Sumac, Winged Sumac, Black Sumac, Mountain Sumac, Upland Sumac|
Rhus copallina var. copallina
Shining Sumac is a fast-growing but short-lived small tree of east Texas that is usually found in openings and edges of forest and woods. The winged, featherlike leaves turn a brilliant red in the fall. It grows to 30 to 35 ft and suckers readily, forming large groves. Female trees bear dense red clusters of fruit in summer that remain on the branches until winter. The fruit is an imporant food for wildlife.
Plant Habit or Use: large shrub small tree
Flower Color: pale green or white
Blooming Period: summer fall
Fruit Characteristics: red berries
Height: to 35 ft.
Width: to 35 ft.
Plant Character: deciduous
Heat Tolerance: very high
Water Requirements: low
Soil Requirements: acid adaptable