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Staghorn Sumac - Rhus typhina

Regular price $44.00

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Phonetic: RHOOS ty-FEE-nah

Shrubs larger than 1 gallon can not be shipped.

Most shrubs will not be ready before the first week of June when they are fully leafed out.

Available: 2 Gallon Pot - 36" Shrub

Staghorn Sumac is named after a male deer because of the reddish brown hairs that cover young stems which resemble the velvet covering on the stag's horns. The fruit is attractive with pyramidal clusters that ripen to a bright red in the fall. The fall foliage is also outstanding with shades of bright orange and red. Staghorn Sumac tolerates various soil types but does need well drained soils. The berries are an excellent food source for birds. The plant is dioecious, needing both male and female plants to produce the fruit. To get fruit on a female plant, a male plant must be near.

  • Hardiness Zone: 3-8
  • Native Northeast Region: USDA Database
  • Sun Exposure:  Full sun to partial shade
  • Flower Color: Greenish yellow
  • Bloom Time: June, July
  • Soil Type: Dry to Medium
  • Mature Plant Size: 15-25' Height, 20-30' Width
  • Plant Spacing:  20'
  • Host Plant:  
  • Attracts:  Butterflies, Bees, Birds
  • Advantages: 3 Season Interest
  • Landscape Uses:  Large hedge, naturalizing
  • Companion Plants:  Goldenrods, Black Eyed Susan, Scarlet Beebalm
  • Deer Resistant