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Rhus typhina 'Tiger Eyes'/Staghorn Sumc 'Tiger Eyes'

Rhus typhina 'Tiger Eyes' / Rhus typhina 'Tiger Eyes'
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A garden planting

Here in September the foliage starting to turn red

Plants with summer foliage

Yellow-green color is the most common and longest lasting of this species

Close view of leaves showing red rachis

This is the summer foliage on selection 'Bailtiger'

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Scientific Name: Rhus typhina 'Tiger Eyes'
Common Name: Staghorn Sumc 'Tiger Eyes'
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: Green, Yellow
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Landscape Categories: Plants for Xeriscapes
Comments: Compound, deeply cut leaves emerge chartreuse in spring, but quickly mature to a bright yellow-green color. Fruit, on female plants only, and foliage add color in fall with various shades of red of leaves and deeper red for fruit. Will not suvive in wet soils, but can tolerate droughty ones.