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Staghorn Sumach

Rhus typhina

Also known as

Velvet Sumach, Green-Flowered Sumach, Vinegar Tree, Virginian Sumach, Schumacher Tree, Stag's horn sumach, Sumach

Сумах оленерогий (Сумах пушистый, Уксусное дерево) - Rhus typhina - Staghorn sumac - Влакнест шмак - Essigbaum (23408707041) by Katya (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H6

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

8m

Max

8m

4m

Min

4m

20 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Staghorn Sumach Overview

Rhus typhina is deciduous shrub with large pinnate leaves that turn beautiful red and orange shades in autumn. On female plants it can develop dense crimson fruiting heads.

Common problems with Staghorn Sumach

How to propagate Staghorn Sumach

Seed

Cuttings

Take semi-hardwood cuttings.

Suckers

Division

By dividing root suckers.

Special features of Staghorn Sumach

Attracts bees

Attractive fruits

Other uses of Staghorn Sumach

Specimen, banks, leaves contain 25% tannin. Summer/Autumn interest with flaming red leaf colour in the autumn.

Edible

The red berries can be dried to be used as a spice, or boiled for drinking.

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