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Rhus typhina

Common Name(s):
Staghorn sumac
Cultivar(s):
Laciniata , Dissecta , Dissecta, Lancinata, Lancinata
Categories:
Native Plants, Shrubs, Trees
Comment:

Medium green leaves turn red, yellow, orange, scarlet, and red velvet in fall; rejuvenate by cutting to the ground every few years; not poisonous; naturally occurs in western part of North Carolina; spreads by suckers to form colonies; drought tolerant.  Blooms in the spring and summer, fruits are enjoyed by birds.

Height:
15-25 ft.
Foliage:
Alternate, compound pinnate bright green leaves; 13 to 27 leaflets; yellow, orange, scarlet and red velvet fall color
Flower:
4 to 8 in. panicles of greenish white flowers in summer; velvety red fruit in late summer on female plants lasting into spring
Zones:
3-9
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun to partial shade; range of soil types; does not tolerate shade or wet soil
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Loose, open spreading shrub to small tree; picturesque branches in winter
Exposure:
Sun to partial shade; range of soil types; does not tolerate shade or wet soil
Fruit:
Greenish white flowers; velvety red fruit in late summer on female plants lasting into spring
Width:
15-25 ft.
Growth Rate:
Rapid
Leaf:
12 to 24 in. alternate, compound leaves with 13 to 27 leaflets; red, yellow, orange, scarlet, and red velvet fall color
Tags:
birds, deciduous, fall color, fall interest

NCCES plant id: 545

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