Gro-Low Fragrant Sumac

Rhus aromatica 'Gro-Low'

SKU
06989
A tough, fast-growing groundcover for slopes or banks, and areas with poor, dry soil. The glossy, green foliage displays an excellent red fall color and is fragrant when brushed against or leaves are crushed. Works well in border plantings, backed by taller shrubs and perennials. Deciduous.
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Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.

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Botanical Pronunciationroos a-roh-MAT-ik-a
Average Size at MaturityQuickly reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall, spreading 6 to 8 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Design IdeasA beautiful spreading bank cover that can take poor, dry soil. Also a fine plant to include in the border with perennials and taller shrubs.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Woodland Garden, Hillside, Wildlife Garden, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Fast Growing
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsPine (Pinus); Forsythia (Forsythia); Rose (Rosa); Euonymus (Euonymus); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus)

Highly adaptable; grows easily in poor to average soil, provided it is well-drained. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, reduce frequency. Space 5 ft. apart as groundcover; closer for faster coverage. Control weeds with mulch until plants fill in.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9

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