Rhus aromatica 'Gro-Low' color in north Texas

bostedo(8a tx-bp-dfw)September 21, 2013

Does anyone know how the 'Gro-low' cultivar of fragrant sumac (rhus aromatica) performs in north Texas clay? It should grow well, but unsure if it would get any of the yellow/red fall color in this part of the country or just go straight to brown. TIA

Here is a link that might be useful: Rhus aromatica 'Gro-Low'

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wantonamara Z8 CenTex

It sure gets in tin New Mexico. I think it turns on Enchanted rock. I don't know if it is the same as yourcultivar. I am just talking about the wild stuff. I grow it in the shade. I don't think it changes color too much. It might also be the sun factor too.

    Bookmark   September 22, 2013 at 9:46PM
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bostedo(8a tx-bp-dfw)

wantonamara: Thanks for the comments. Does seem fall color is more reliable in the west as most of the comments about poor color change are from other parts of the country. Ours start turning a chlorotic yellow in late August. We planted from 4" pots in early 2012 and last fall they went from sickly yellow-green to dead brown before falling off the plants.

Since starting this thread, the leaves have begun turning a darker yellow a few at a time, but are falling off a day or two after the change. Both those in sun and shade are doing this. The plants are still young and may behave differently as they mature further, but looks like we may not be seeing much of the red shades that 'gro-low' sumac can display elsewhere.

    Bookmark   October 22, 2013 at 3:05PM
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