Rhus typhina ~ Staghorn Sumac-ServeScape
Rhus typhina ~ Staghorn Sumac-ServeScape
Rhus typhina ~ Staghorn Sumac-ServeScape
Rhus typhina ~ Staghorn Sumac-ServeScape
Rhus typhina ~ Staghorn Sumac-ServeScape

Staghorn Sumac

Rhus typhina

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           (Mon & Fri 3pm-6pm - 3708 N Peachtree Rd, Atlanta, GA)

Staghorn Sumac is the largest native Sumac, an open-spreading deciduous shrub and is noted for its brown hairs on young branches.  Large bright green toothed pinnate foliage with glaucous undersides turns attractive shades of yellow, orange, and red in fall.  The plants are dioecious, with tiny greenish-yellow flowers panicles in late spring to early summer.  Female flowers are followed by tight clusters of hairy maroon-brown berries that persist into winter.  Best performance with dry to medium well-drained acidic soils. 

Rhus typhina is a host plant for the Luna Moth and Spring Azure Butterfly.




Eastern N. America; GA Native


15’ - 25’ 


20’ - 30’ 



USDA Hardiness Zone: 

3 - 8


Full SunPart Sun 

Bloom Color: 


Season of Interest: 

Summer, Fall, Year-Round

MAINTENANCE NEEDS:  High maintenance plant.  Tolerant of most soils, except poorly drained ones.  No serious pests or diseases, but some susceptibility to leaf spot, rusts, powdery mildew, blights, and cankers.   Scale and aphids can occure.  Watch for mites.  Can spread aggressively.

LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersNaturalized AreasWoodland GardenRock Garden, Foundation Plantings, and containers. 

COMPANION PLANTS: AsterBlue Mist SpireaConeflower

IMAGES: BrosenBrosen rhus typhina3CC BY-SA 3.0, (2) Photo by Plant Image LibraryRhus typhina (Staghorn Sumac), (3) Gmihail at Serbian WikipediaRhus typhina habitusCC BY-SA 3.0 RS

*As plants have ranges in appearance they may not appear as the images shown.

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