Plant Families / Rhus - Sumacs
Rhus (Sumac) can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs or trees of great ornamental value. Often noted for their terrific fall color, they produce showy clusters of berries (on female plants) that birds love. Tough, drought tolerant, easy to grow, Sumacs tolerate a wide range of soils, as long as they are well-drained. Depending on size, they can be used as ground covers, in shrub borders or massed in naturalized areas.