Rhus typhina

Staghorn Sumac

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Tree
Growth Rate - Fast when development occurs from suckers; slow to medium on old wood.
Mature Height - 15-25' can grow to 30-40'.
Mature Width - 15-25' can grow to 30-40' in the wild.
Longevity -

Ornamental Characteristics:
Flower - Yellowish-green appears in June - July.
Fruit - On female only, small hairy red drupes in conical 6-10" long panicles in August.
Leaf -
Fall Color - Florescent yellow, red, and orange.
Bark - Gray and relatively smooth with conspicuous raised dotlike lenticels.
Other Features - Once established generates quickly. Invasive.
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Culture and Care:
Care Requirements - Easily transplanted. Prefers a well-drained soil, tolerates very dry, sterile soil, tolerates city conditions. Suckers profusely and tends to form wide-spreading colonies. Can be rejuvenated by cutting to ground in later winter.
Native Habitat - Zones 4-8, Quebec to Ontario, south to Georgia and Iowa.
Diseases and Insects - None serious, although various wilts, leaf spots, rusts, aphids and mites have been noted. Vertcillium is often prevalent.
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- Other plants with the common name Sumac.
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