- Common Name(s):
- Staghorn sumac
- Laciniata , Dissecta , Dissecta, Lancinata, Lancinata
- Native Plants, Shrubs, Trees
Medium green leaves turn red, yellow, orange, scarlet, and red velvet in fall. You can rejuvenate it by cutting to the ground every few years. It is not poisonous thought it can be weedy spreading by suckers to form colonies. It naturally occurs in the western part of North Carolina. It is drought tolerant. Its showy white blooms appear in the spring and summer and are followed by equally showy red berries.
Wildlife Value: Flowers provide a nectar source to native bees. Fruits are enjoyed by birds.
- 15-25 ft.
- Alternate, compound pinnate bright green leaves; 13 to 27 leaflets; yellow, orange, scarlet and red velvet fall color
- 4 to 8 in. panicles of greenish white flowers in summer; velvety red fruit in late summer on female plants lasting into spring
- Sun to partial shade; range of soil types including rocky soil. Does not tolerate shade or wet soil
- Loose, open spreading shrub to small tree; picturesque branches in winter
- Sun to partial shade; range of soil types; does not tolerate shade or wet soil
- Greenish white flowers; velvety red fruit in late summer on female plants lasting into spring
- 15-25 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- 12 to 24 in. alternate, compound leaves with 13 to 27 leaflets; red, yellow, orange, scarlet, and red velvet fall color
NCCES plant id: 545