Stag's horn sumach

Rhus typhina

Stag's horn sumach - Rhus typhina

Common Name: Stag's horn sumach
Genus: Rhus
Species: typhina

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage, Has interesting/colourful ornamental fruit, Has colourful autumn foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 5.00 m (500 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 6.00 m (600 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Green, Yellow
Foliage Colour: Green, Red, Orange

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

  • Other features: on female plants the flowers are followed by deep crimson-red fruit
  • Flowers June - August

An upright deciduous shrub or small tree with finely-cut, dark green leaflets turning spectacular shades of orange-red in autumn. Stag's horn sumach is an excellent specimen plant for a small sunny garden. Since it spreads by suckering, avoid planting too close to a lawn or surround the roots with a non-perishable barrier that will restrict the plant's spread.

  • Garden care: Wearing stout gardening gloves remove any suckering shoots that arise around the base of the plant.