RHUS typhina

Commonly known as Stag's horn sumach

Flat topped small tree, excellent autumn colour will eventually sucker to form a large clump
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RHUS typhina

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£22.00 each 
  • Deciduous
    Leaves to 60cm (24in) long with 11-31 oblong-lance-shaped dark-green leaflets turning brilliant orange-red in autumn.
  • Height
    5m (16ft) or more
  • Spread
    6m (20ft)
  • Tree
    Upright, suckering shrub or tree. Produces flowers in erect, conical panicles to 20cm (8in) long.
  • Hardy - very cold winter Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full sun
  • Caution, toxic if eaten Do not eat these plants.
  • Additional Features
    Good to know - produces velvety red shoots resembling a stag's horns. Male and female flowers are usually produced on separate plants. Plants of each gender are required for fruit.
  • Pests & Diseases
    coral spot.
  • Place of origin
    eastern North America.
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf form
    Pinnate see photos above
  • Leaf shape
    Lanceolate see photos above
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 4
    Suitable for: Deciduous trees and shrubs that flower on current year's growth or are grown for winter stem effect.
    Pruning: Hard prune to a low permanent framework.
    When: Annually in early Spring.

    RHS group 5, 6 & 7
  • Seasonal Interest
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil - moderately fertile
  • Tree Shape
    Rounded to broadly spreading
  • Wildlife
    Rabbit Resistant
5m (16ft) or more
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  6m (20ft)

Buy Varieties of RHUS typhina

RHUS typhina 'Dissecta'

RHUS typhina 'Dissecta'

Stag's horn sumach

Feathery foliage, good autumn colour

£22.00 each 
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RHUS typhina 'Tiger Eyes'

RHUS typhina 'Tiger Eyes'


Exceptional changing leaf colour. Yellow in summer with orange and scarlet tones in autumn

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£25.00 each 
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£50.00 each 

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