tree, shrub

Rhus typhina | Staghorn Sumac

Staghorn Sumac is a large, spreading shrub that expands its territory by suckers, colonizing the surrounding area, so it is not the best choice for small, finite locations. New growth on branches is covered with dense fine hairs reminiscent of staghorns. Attractions include brilliant, red fall color, and red fruit that grow in upright, pyramidal clusters. Canopy coverage: 177 square feet.

Water Requirement: low

Sun Exposure: partial shade, full sun

Cold Hardiness: cold hardy to -30F

Growth Rate: moderate

Height: 20 feet high

Width: 15 feet wide


Foliage Color: bright green

Flower Color: yellow, green

Flower Season: spring

Wildlife: birds