Autumn Amber sumac
Rhus trilobata 'Autumn Amber'
Autumn Amber sumac is an ideal groundcover shrub for terraced walls, xeric gardens, large open areas and dry shrub areas. Graceful and delicate-looking, yet tough enough to be used in harsh planting sites, including medians. Low-growing selection of native three-leaf sumac developed in New Mexico. Summer leaves glossy, bright green; fall color is amber to reddish. Read more about this plant here. Tips from the pros: Plant individually, in mass plantings, or cascading over boulders or the edges of retaining walls. Maintenance is minimal unless trying to shape the plant into a small space, in which case trim it once or twice a year.
|Flowering Season||Late spring|
|Sun||Sun, Partial Sun|
|Water Needs||Dry to xeric|
|USDA Hardiness Zone||Zones 4-8|
|Soil Type||Loam, sandy, well-drained clay|
|Good for Pollination||Yes|
|North American Native||Yes|
|Annual Commercial Maintenance||No maintenance. If it out grows space trim it back hard in spring.|
|5-10 Year Commercial Maintenance||Follow annual maintenance|
|Elevation Guide||Up to 7500 ft.|