The fruit is an important winter food various small mammals like raccoon, opossum and chipmunk. The foliage is relatively unpalatable to most species of wildlife. Thickets of fragrant sumac provide cover for many small mammals.
Fragrant sumac is used as a ground cover, especially on banks.
Both male and female plants required.
‘Gro-low’ – usually does not exceed 2′ with a spread to 8′ wide, female form that forms red fruits.
‘Konza’ – dwarf form, to 2′ tall.
‘Green Globe’ – 6 foot.
Fragrant Sumac – USDA Plant Fact Sheet
Fragrant Sumac – Missouri Botanical Garden
Fragrant Sumac – University of Connecticut Plant Database
Recommended for Wildlife by
Attracting Wildlife – HGIC
Songbirds – FS613
Twelve Ways to Design a Bird-friendly Garden – Brooklyn Botanical Garden
Landscaping to Attract Birds – Baltimore Bird Club
Essential Native Trees and Shrubs for the Eastern United States by Dove & Woolridge
USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Herman, D.E., et al. 1996. North Dakota tree handbook. USDA NRCS ND State Soil Conservation Committee; NDSU Extension and Western Area Power Administration, Bismarck.