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9873 Rhus Sumach

Lori

By Lori


 9873 Rhus Sumach

wanted a fast growing short stature tree for the front. It's doing it's job shading the deck and cooling that hot spot.



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It’s a pretty one too, pretty leaves and it’s a nice shape.

13 Jul, 2020

 

lol... some think I'm crazy, Kate. Here, again, I planted seed! like the sweetpeas and the grape ivy, the sumach came from humble beginnings and has more than fulfilled my lack of expectations! It suckers wildly and if a constant pruning regimen hadn't been practiced the whole front would be a forest of sumach. I've just used the weedeater and the lawnmower to keep it to one tree. Will have to ignore a few basal shoots soon, as I think this tree has reached it maximum height and age. After a rain it smells lovely.

13 Jul, 2020

 

Jeez, looks fantastic, but, I can understand why you keep it week pruned and in order..saying that, it must be a difficult and hard job to undertake.

15 Jul, 2020

 

not really, Kate. the wood is soft and the branching so regular that it's not hard at all. I should see if I have a pic of the sumach groves near us... they look like a huge tufted pillow!

18 Jul, 2020



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