Staghorn sumac (Rhus typhina)

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Staghorn sumac (Rhus typhina)

Zone Zone  more information
Hardy to zone 3b
Mature Height Mature Height
10 to 25 feet
Mature Spread Mature Spread
15 to 25 feet
Growth Rate Growth Rate
Sun Sun
Full Sun
Moisture Moisture
Drought tolerant (also tolerant to moist soil, well-drained)
Fall Color Fall Color
Attracts Wildlife Attracts Wildlife
Flower Flower
Fruit Fruit
Evergreen Evergreen
Native to WI Native to WI
Additional Information Additional Information
large, open, suckering, wide-spreading shrub; 10-25’ tall; 15-25’ wide; fast grower; coarse texture; very fuzzy stems; greenish-yellow flowers in summer; fuzzy, crimson to reddish-black fruit in clusters in late summer to fall on female plants later turning black and persisting; early, orange to scarlet fall color; full sun; adaptable to most soils and pH; drought, salt, and urban tolerant; susceptible to verticillium wilt; do not shear; native to Wisconsin; hardy to zone 3b

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Primary Author: Dr. Laura Jull
Photos by: Dr. Laura Jull and Dr. Ed Hasselkus

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