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Q.Why Do The Flower/berry Clusters Shrivel And Die On My Sumac Every Year?

Zone westlake ohio | extmarian added on June 30, 2020 | Answered

every year my sumac which is planted in partial shade has flower clusters that after appearing, shrivel and die. do I need a male tree?

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Answered on July 2, 2020

Unfortunately, your photo did not come through. I am unable to see what is going on.

Many trees in the genus, Rhus are either male or female. It is possible that you have a male tree, as any pollen in the area will cause females to produce seed.

Here is an article that will help you care for the tree:


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