Western Smooth Sumac This is a 'Mountain Grown Plant' by Alpha Nursery.
Western Smooth Sumac is a native, medium growing shrub that can reach heights of 5' to 6' with an equal spread. The branches resemble deer antlers. The leaves are dark green and fern-like which turn yellow, red or orange in the fall. The stems and the flower spikes are deep red and densely hairy, resembling the velvet stage of a buck's antlers. The colorful flower spikes bloom yellow in the spring and are followed by red berries which last into winter. Western Smooth Sumac likes to be planted in full to partial sun.
Use this as a specimen, in a shrub border, or for naturalizing an area in your yard. Western Smooth is drought tolerant once it is established. The berries attract wildlife and birds. This shrub can also be used for bank stabilization.