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Rhus typhina

Stag's horn sumach

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsMay & September
  • Height3m to 7m
  • Spread4m to 6m
  • Growth HabitUpright hemi-spherical
  • Flower ColourBright yellow green
  • Leaf ColourGreen shades

Description

Rhus typhina (Stag's horn sumach). This is a deciduous shrub or small tree. It produces a brilliant autumn display, which will grow a slender erect trunk or thicket of stems 4.5m high with a spread of 3.5m. It produces pinnate leaves with toothed, 15cm leaflets. The flowers are yellowish green and bloom in clusters, with velvety red fruits.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Fragrant

Origin

Eastern N. America

Interest and use

Specimen, banks, leaves contain 25% tannin. Summer/Autumn interest with flaming red leaf colour in the autumn.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium, Poor quality
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Dry

Cultivation

They will prefer a sunny position with moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil. You will need to protect from strong winds. Watch out, as it is poisonous and suckering.

Propagation

Propagation is from seeds or cuttings, or by dividing root suckers.

Pests, diseases or disorders

May be attacked by coral spot fungus.

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