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Tried and True Native Plant Selections
for the Mid-Atlantic
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Rhus aromatica ‘Gro-Low‘ (Fragrant Sumac)
This vigorous, ground-hugging shrub makes an excellent ground cover, suckering and filling in areas quickly. Its glossy foliage turns brilliant reds, oranges, yellows and purples in fall. At first glance, it may look like poison ivy (Rhus radicans), but Fragrant Sumac is not poisonous. It occurs more commonly in the mountains of the Mid-Atlantic Region* than in the Piedmont.
*The species is native to DC and to all NoVa counties but Arlington. It is absent in DE.
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