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Rhus typhina

Stag's horn sumach

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Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

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Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

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Plant does not flower in December

Fruits
Fruits

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Plant does not fruit in February

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Plant does not fruit in April

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Plant does fruit in October

Plant does not fruit in November

Plant does not fruit in December

  • Botanical name: Rhus typhina
  • Common name: Stag's horn sumach
  • Family: Anacardiaceae
  • Plant Type: Tree, Deciduous
Flower colour:

Green

Foliage colour:

Green

Stag’s horn sumach, Rhus typhina, is spectacular in autumn when its foliage turns fiery orange, gold, scarlet or purple. The effect is greater when set against the dense cones of red fruit borne by female plants.

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Rhus typhina has finely divided foliage, turning orange and red before falling in autumn. It looks particularly good when used as a focal point in the mixed border or shrubbery.

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For best results grow in moist but well-drained soil in full sun. Rhus typhina is prone to producing suckers but these can be mown off in lawns, or plants may be grown in large tubs. When dug up rooted suckers are an easy way to propagate new plants.

How to grow Rhus typhina

  • Plant size

    4m height

    3m spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle, back

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do not Plant in May

Do not Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do Plant in October

Do Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Fruits
Fruits

Plant does not fruit in January

Plant does not fruit in February

Plant does not fruit in March

Plant does not fruit in April

Plant does not fruit in May

Plant does not fruit in June

Plant does not fruit in July

Plant does not fruit in August

Plant does fruit in September

Plant does fruit in October

Plant does not fruit in November

Plant does not fruit in December

Rhus typhina and wildlife

Rhus typhina has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Rhus typhina poisonous?

Rhus typhina has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People