Autumn Amber sumac

Rhus trilobata 'Autumn Amber'

Autumn Amber sumac, Rhus trilobata Autumn Amber, Plant Select
Autumn Amber sumac, Rhus trilobata Autumn Amber, Plant Select
Ideal groundcover shrub for terraced walls, large open areas and dry shrub areas. Graceful and delicate-looking, yet tough enough to be used in harsh planting sites. 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 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.
Plant Type Shrub
Height 10-14 inches
Width 6-8 feet
Flowering Season Late spring
Flower Color Inconspicuous
Sun Sun
Water Needs Moderate to xeric
USDA Hardiness Zone Zones 4-8
Soil Type Loam, sandy
Deer Resistant Yes
Good for Pollination No
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.