Autumn Amber sumac

Rhus trilobata 'Autumn Amber'

Autumn Amber Sumac with beautiful fall color: red, orange and yellow leaves | Plant Select
Autumn Amber sumac is an ideal groundcover shrub for terraced walls, xeric gardens, large open areas and dry shrub areas. It's graceful and delicate-looking, yet tough enough to be used in harsh planting sites, including medians. Low-growing selection of native three-leaf sumac from New Mexico. Summer leaves are glossy and bright green. Fall color is amber to reddish, depending on the year. Plant individually, in mass plantings, or cascading over boulders or the edges of retaining walls.

Tips from the pros: Maintenance is minimal unless trying to shape the plant into a small space, in which case trim it once or twice a year. Reduce (or cut off) irrigation to this shrub once it's established to contain its spreading growth.

Read more about this native shrub here.
Plant Type Shrub
Height 10-14 inches
Width 6-8 feet
Flowering Season Late spring
Flower Color Inconspicuous
Sun Sun, Part Sun
Water Needs Dry to xeric
USDA Hardiness Zone Zones 4-8
Soil Type Loam, sandy, well-drained clay
Deer Resistant Yes
Good for Pollination Yes
Winter Interest No
North American Native Yes
Year Introduced 2014
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.