Staghorn Sumac

Latin Name: 
Rhus Typhina

 

Aptly named "staghorn" sumac for it's young branches being velvety like the antlers of deer.  Stunning red leaves in fall.  Best known for it's large clusters of flowers/fruits. Flowers/fuits start in June and keep thier red colour over the winter.  Useful for privacy borders, hedges of foliage, wildlife food, restoration of disturbed sites. Ripe (red) fruits can be steeped in water to make "lemonade". 

For more information on this oft underestimated plant, please check this website: http://www.isaontario.com/content/staghorn-sumac-rhus-typhina

photo credit:

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Herman, D.E., et al. 1996. North Dakota tree handbook. USDA NRCS ND State Soil Conservation Committee; NDSU Extension and Western Area Power Administration, Bismarck.

  http://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=RHTY

 

 

Upland
Type: 
Shrub
Source: 
Locally sourced native
Soil: 
drought tolerant - fresh to dry
Sun: 
full
Potted or Root: 
Bare root
Price: $4.50