Staghorn Sumac Tree

Staghorn Sumac Tree

Staghorn Sumac Tree Facts

Specific Name:   Rhus typhina
Hardiness Zones:   3 to 9
Growth_Rate:   Rapid
Site Requirements:   Sun to partial shade; range of soil types; does not tolerate shade or wet soil
Texture:   Medium
Form:   Loose, open spreading shrub to small tree; picturesque branches in winter
Height:   15 to 25
Weight:   15 to 25'
Leaf:   12 to 24" alternate, compound leaves with 13 to 27 leaflets; red, yellow, orange, scarlet, and red velvet fall color
Flower/Fruit:   4 to 8" panicles of greenish white flowers in summer; velvety red fruit in late summer on female plants lasting into spring
Comments:    Native; rejuvenate by cutting to the ground every few years; not poisonous; naturally occurs in western part of North Carolina; spreads by suckers
Habit:   Deciduous
Cultivars:   Lancinata