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Rhus typhina

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Plant types and subtypes: Trees & Shrubs, Shrubs, Trees, Shrub-like Trees, Deciduous

Light Requirements: sun, part-sun, part-shade, shade

Water Use: low

Soil Moisture: dry

Soil Description: neutral, rich, average, poor, clay, sand, gravel/rock

Height: 15'-35'

Bloom Time: June, July

Bloom Color: yellow, red, green

Leaf Color: green

Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Additional Tags: attracts birds, berries, colonizing, drought tolerant, fall interest, hedging plant, naturalizing, ornamental foliage, shade garden plant, showy fruit

Rhus typhina (staghorn sumac)
  • Rhus typhina (staghorn sumac)
  • Rhus typhina (staghorn sumac)
  • Rhus typhina (staghorn sumac)
  • Rhus typhina (staghorn sumac)

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Description

Rhus typhina

Also known as:

staghorn sumac

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Scientific Synonyms:

Datisca hirta, Rhus hirta

Description

A plant with year round interest. The highly divided leaves turn spectacular hues of red in fall. The showy fruit fruit will persist well into winter, and provide a source of food for a host of wildlife.

Cultivation

Tolerant of varied soil and light conditions, form rich to poor, in full sun, and even full shade. Will colonize readily by means of under ground suckers. Its tolerance of drought, make it a good choice for a hedging plant, in a spot where its roots might be confined. May be cut down hard in late winter.

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:
AL, CT, DC, DE, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV

Classification

Kingdom Plantae Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida Dicotyledons
Subclass Rosidae
Order Sapindales
Family Anacardiaceae Sumac family
Genus Rhus sumac
Species Rhus typhina staghorn sumac