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Rhus typhina - Staghorn Sumac

More About Rhus typhina

  • Greenish-yellow male and female flowers
  • Clusters of reddish, hairy fruit ripen late summer and may persist into the winter
  • Medium-green to dark green, soft leaves are sometimes glossy
  • Fall colour is orange to red, sometimes purple
  • Suckering profusely, it produces colonies of velvety branches
  • Bloom Time: June

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario

Zone:

3

Height:

250-300 cm

Spread:

250-300 cm

Colour:

Green
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Staghorn Sumac Growing and Maintenance Tips

Rhus typhina grows best in a slightly acidic, fertile soil and full sun, however, it will tolerate dry or compacted soils and other urban conditions. They do not like a poorly drained soil.


Rhus typhina Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Fast
Fast
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario
Salt Tolerant
Salt Tolerant

Soil Moisture

Average to Dry Soils
Well-drained
Moist to Average

Attributes

Deciduous
Fruit
Fall Color
Xeriscape

Flowering Time

Summer

Habit

Spreading
Multi-stem/Clump form
Mounding
Clumping

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Roadside planting
Naturalizing