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Fragrant Sumac

Fragrant Sumac
Rhus aromatica
‘Grow Low’

Tough, deciduous shrub useful as a groundcover from flat open areas to slopes. Grows two feet tall. Prefers full sun to partial shade. Unique oak-like leaves that are fragrant when crushed. Flower in early spring with small yellow flowers before the foliage emerges. Space 3–4 feet apart. Woody perennial. Hardy in Zone 3.

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