'Lanham's Purple' Shining Sumac is a mid sized selection with lustrous purple new growth in spring and early summer. By mid summer the color has matured to burgundy-green, and the fall color is a striking combination of purple, red, orange and yellow. It is very tolerant of poor dry sites, and colonizes banks, hillsides and rocky areas well with its suckering habit. It was found by the late Gary Lanham of Kentucky.
USDA Hardiness Zone
Future Crop Ready Date
Rhus copallina Lanham's Purple #3 18-24" (NATIVE)
Rhus copallina Lanham's Purple #5 3-4' (NATIVE)
Characteristics & Attributes
Fall Color - Attractive
Fruit - Ornamental
Food Source for Wildlife
Black Walnut Tolerant
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