Rhus aromatica ‘Gro-Low’

Fragrant Sumac

Boething Treeland Farms grows over 1,200 varieties of trees, shrubs, perennials and specialty plants on ten California nurseries to serve the wholesale landscape and nursery industries throughout the Western United States and beyond.

Plant Type: Ground Covers / Shrubs

Evergreen-Deciduous: Deciduous

Overall Mature Size: Medium

Also Grown As: Bush

Mature Height & Spread: 2-3' x 6-8'

Natural Growth Habit: Spreading

Native To: Texas, USA

Exposure: Full Sun

Water: Medium Water, Low Water

Flower Color: Yellow

Bloom Time: Spring

Special Features: Attracts Birds/Butterflies / Cold Hardy / Deer Resistant / Drought Resistant / Fall Color / Fragrant / Intermountain Conditions

Container Sizes: #1, #5

Sunset Garden Zones: 1-3, 10

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone: 4

A Bit More

Looking for glorious fall color in a low shrub? Have a need for ground cover on a rocky slope or hard-to-reach area? Then consider Rhus aromatica ‘Gro-low.’  The species is native to the Chicago area (cold hardy to well below -30° F), where this shrub is found in open glades and moist thickets. Growing from 1.5 to 2.5’ tall, this decidous rambler spreads by root suckers to 6-8’ wide. Its attractive, medium-green leaves are arranged in three leaflets that release a clean, citrus scent when crushed. In the spring, before new leaf growth, little yellow flowers emerge from the tips of its upright branches. In the summer, these flowers produce hairy red berries that are attractive to birds. In the fall, the foliage turns into a showy display of orange and red. Plant this fast-growing shrub in full sun to part shade. It is tolerant of rocky and poor soils, but provide good drainage and occasional water for best results. Use Rhus aromatica ‘Gro-low’ on slopes, as ground cover, or in mixed borders.

A Bit More

Looking for glorious fall color in a low shrub? Have a need for ground cover on a rocky slope or hard-to-reach area? Then consider Rhus aromatica ‘Gro-low.’  The species is native to the Chicago area (cold hardy to well below -30° F), where this shrub is found in open glades and moist thickets. Growing from 1.5 to 2.5’ tall, this decidous rambler spreads by root suckers to 6-8’ wide. Its attractive, medium-green leaves are arranged in three leaflets that release a clean, citrus scent when crushed. In the spring, before new leaf growth, little yellow flowers emerge from the tips of its upright branches. In the summer, these flowers produce hairy red berries that are attractive to birds. In the fall, the foliage turns into a showy display of orange and red. Plant this fast-growing shrub in full sun to part shade. It is tolerant of rocky and poor soils, but provide good drainage and occasional water for best results. Use Rhus aromatica ‘Gro-low’ on slopes, as ground cover, or in mixed borders.