Sumach (Rhus aromatica and trilobata)

(Rhus aromatica and trilobata)

Sumach (Rhus aromatica)
We have young plants available, about 20 - 30 cm long 
grown in 7 cm pots.
R. aromatica  In stock

R. trilobata   In stock
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There are several sumachs (members of Rhus family) that produce edible berries. 

The sumach is a decorative shrub or tree, sometimes grown as an ornamental for their rich colour in the autumn. Not difficult, they like full sun and a well-drained soil, with the added bonus of being resistant to honey fungus. 

The downy red berries, of about 6 mm are acid and lemon like in flavour. They are often used to make a lemony drink by just soaking them in cold water for 10 - 30 minutes and sweetened as required. 

We have two low growing shrubby types currently available; R. trilobata, trailing and good for bonsai, reaching to about 0.5 m, and R. aromatica, reaching to about 1 m+, with scented foliage.     
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