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Skunkbush Sumac

Rhus trilobata

Skunkbush Sumac Suitability Chart

Skunkbush sumac is native to Nebraska. It can tolerate alkaline and extreme drought conditions. The clusters of berry-like fruit are covered with a soft, dense hair and turn a deep red in late summer, and the shrub has a good fall color. Skunkbush sumac is a good wildlife species, providing food for birds throughout the winter. It can be used on the inside or outside rows of windbreaks. Good fall color.

Height at 20 Years: 4-6'

Height at Full Maturity: 4-6'

Suggested Spacing Within Rows: 6-10'

Suggested Spacing Between Rows: 12-16'

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