Yellowish catkin-like flowers precede dark-red berries which persist into March.
|Season Bloom||April - June|
|Habitat||In spring, fragrant sumac flowers appear before the foliage. This shrub turns fall colors of red, yellow and orange. The flower is a nectar source for adult butterflies. Fragrant sumac colonizes to form thickets and looks best wen planted en mass or in drift-like plantings as it occurs in nature. It is fast growing, generally pest and disease-free, and drought-tolerant. Colonies are often single-sexed, formed from a single, suckering parent. Only female plants produce flowers and berries. The berries are winter food for small animals and birds such as a Townsends Solitaires. Larval Host to Red-banded hairstreak butterfly.|
|Leaf Description||Glossy, somewhat blue-green, coarsely toothed, trifoliate leaves turn orange, red, purple and yellow in the fall.|
|Soil Type||All Types|
|Light Source||Shade, Partial Shade, Sun|