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Perfect for a living hedge

Rhus aromatica Lacette™

Fine textured leaves, beautiful fall color, and a mounding habit add a graceful elegance to difficult landscape sites and home gardens.

We’re excited for the opportunity to tell you about this new selection of fragrant sumac! Compact growing, yet more refined than ‘Gro Low’, which is the market standard, Lacette™ adds a graceful elegance to difficult landscape sites. Lacy in appearance, but denser in habit, its small leaves are aromatic when crushed and half the size of others in commerce. But that doesn’t detract from its toughness!

Tolerant of a wide array of soils, Lacette™ thrives in full sun on sloping hillsides, urban parking lots and is lovely in informal landscapes. It is native to the eastern U.S. and attracts various species of birds and butterflies. With a free-branching habit, it seldom needs pruning—developing tight mounds that remain tidy if sheared occasionally. With the use of living hedges becoming more popular, Lacette is the perfect candidate to use in tough, sunny sites. As summer starts to fade, lush green leaves turn vibrant shades of red, wrapping up the fall season with a bang.

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Who Am I?

  • Common Name

    Lacette fragrant sumac
  • Botanical Name

    Rhus aromatica ‘Fine Textured Compact Select A’ PP 28669
  • Type

  • US Native?

  • Bloom Time


Cultural Details

  • Bloom Time

  • Size

    3-4.5' tall by 6-7' wide
  • Hardiness Zone

  • Light

    Full sun
  • Soil

    Average garden soil, but is tolerant of moist soils with the exception of poorly drained clay
  • Moisture

    Moist, but well drained
  • Disease & Pests

    None known
  • Landscape Use

    Informal hedges, embankments, hard to cover areas; tough, urban spaces, native plant gardens
  • Propagation


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