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Rhus typhina/Staghorn Sumac

Rhus typhina / Rhus typhina
Mature seed head just before autumn color occurs
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Mature seed head just before autumn color occurs

Autumn color is always a feature of all sumacs

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Scientific Name: Rhus typhina
Common Name: Staghorn Sumac
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 15-20 feet
Spread: 15 - 20 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall, Winter
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants for Autumn Color
Plants for Xeriscapes
Plants That Attract Butterflies
Comments: This native can grow into a small deciduous tree in time. It produces greenish-white flowers followed by four to eight inch panicles of bright red berries on female plants in late autumn and winter. This sumac tolerates a wide range of growing conditions.