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Rhus typhina ‘Radiance’

For sale by Bluebell Nursery

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A fantastic new form of the popular sumach tree, Rhus typhina 'Radiance' has bright salmon-pink young leaves which turn a pale golden-green as they age. Later the leaves turn vivid shades of scarlet, orange and gold in autumn before falling!

An unusual and colourful garden plant with superb autumn colour.

Supplied Size: 4L containers (60 - 80 cm tall)

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Rhus typhina  ‘Radiance’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Rhus typhina  ‘Radiance’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Rhus typhina  ‘Radiance’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
4 litres

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Grower Notes

Position: Full sun or partial shade.
Soil: Well drained, fertile soil.
Hardiness: Hardy
Rate of Growth: Moderate to vigorous.
Habit: Rhus typhina 'Radiance' grows to be a large branching, rounded shrub.
Height: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)

Notes: Rhus typhina 'Radiance' will tolerate poor soils and grow well in reasonably dry conditions once established.

Plant Finder: about Rhus typhina ‘Radiance’

Common names

Sumach ‘Radiance’


Rhus typhina ‘Radiance’ (Sumach ‘Radiance’). This is a sumach with fern-like foliage, which unfurls a bright salmon-pink colour, which turns light green through the growing season. In the autumn, foliage takes on bright scarlet and yellow tints.


This plant will tolerate dry and poor soils, once established.

Interest and use

Grown for its foliage and in particular for autumn colour.

Italics = data drawn from parent genus or species

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Rhus typhina  ‘Radiance’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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