Staghorn Sumac

Rhus typhina

$32.00 + GST

An open multi-stemmed shrub with a tropical-looking compound. Wipe spreading branches are covered in narrow green foliage throughout the season, turning a bright scarlet in fall. Commonly grown for its ornamental fruit it also features spikes of yellow flowers in early summer. The fuzzy crimson fruit shows in fall and are carried on showy plumes.

TYPE Deciduous Shrub SUN Full Sun
HEIGHT 6 ft SOIL Well Drained
SPREAD 10 ft FLOWER Spring, Yellow
ZONE 3 FRUIT Ornamental Fruit
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Latin Name: Rhus typhina
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Size:

Medium size shrub

Growth Rate:

Slow growth rate

Fall Colour:

Red fall colour

Birds/Bees/Hummingbirds:

Attracts birds and butterflies

Deer/Rabbit:

Deer and rabbit resistant

Applications:

Used as an accent plant

Xeriscape:

Xeriscape

Native:

Native plant

Invasive:

Produces suckers

Ornamental Features:

Has fuzzy stems 

Sun:

Plant in a full sun location

Drainage:

Adaptable to both dry and moist conditions

Drought Tolerance:

Considered to be drought tolerant once established

Mulch:

Consider applying a thick mulch around root zone to insulate in exposed or cooler locations

Pollution Tolerance:

Highly tolerant of urban pollution

Maintenance:

Occasional maintenance

Pruning:

Best pruned in late winter or early spring once the threat of extreme cold has passed

Additional information

Pot Size

#2 Pot

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