Rhus aromatica 'Gro-Low'
Gro-Low Fragrant Sumac

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Butterfly FriendlyDeer ResistantPart ShadeFall Color
Gro-Low Fragrant Sumac
Rhus aromatica 'Gro-Low'

‘Gro-low’ was selected for its dwarf habit, reaching just 2’, maybe 3’ in height. It will spread to more than 8’ and is ideally used as a groundcover. It will grow in poor, dry soil and can help stop erosion on embankments.  The spreading branches tend to root where they touch the soil and form a dense mat that will suppress weeds. When grown in full sun, the plant will have a good orange-red fall color. They turn later than most deciduous shrubs extending your season of fall color. 

This is a totally non-poisonous plant
The flowers are a nectar source for adult butterflies
Stunning fall colors of red, yellow and orange
Colonizes to form thickets, even in poor soil, erosion control
Fast growing and drought tolerant once established
The berries are relished by birds

Native Range

Found in dry, rocky soils, sandy or clay loam and rocky limestone-based soil.

Interesting Facts

Fragrant Sumac plants are either male or female. Only female plants produce berries. In nature colonies are often single-sexed, formed from a single, suckering parent. 


Prefers average, dry to medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Tolerant of wide range of soils except those that are poorly drained.

Mature Size: 2-2ft. Tall x 6-8ft. Wide

Hardiness Zone: 3-9

Sun Exposure: Part Shade

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