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  Prairie Flameleaf Sumac (Prairie Sumac)  
Common Name: Prairie Flameleaf Sumac (Prairie Sumac)
Latin Name: Rhus lanceolata
Tree Size: Small
Leaf Type: Deciduous
Growth Rate: Moderate
Water Needs: Dry
Tolerances: Drought, alkaline soils (pH > 7.5)
Attributes: Texas native, reliable fall color, showy or fragrant flower, attractive seeds or fruit, seeds or fruit eaten by wildlife
Features: Compound leaves turn bright red in fall; white flower spikes bear red clusters of berries.
Comments: Root sprouts and suckers require regular maintenance to keep tree shape.
Problems: Thin bark is susceptible to injury; requires pruning to develop one or more trunks.
Firewise: Yes
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