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Sumac Shrubs Often Overlooked as a Fall Foliage Option

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If you live in eastern North America, you may take sumac shrubs for granted, because they grow wild there....
Fall foliage picture of sumac.

Fall foliage picture of sumac.

David Beaulieu

But take an objective look at sumac shrubs this fall, and ask yourself the question, "What other shrubs have fall foliage to match this?" I know what my answer would be: "Other than burning bush shrubs, not many!"

For those in eastern North America who wish to avoid planting burning bush shrubs -- because they are alien invasive plants -- sumac shrubs may be your best option. Sumac shrubs are somewhat invasive, too; but at least they're native.

Related resource: Shrubs for Fall Color

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