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Staghorn Sumac Tree (2-3 Foot)

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🧬Scientific Name: Rhus typhina

🗺️USDA Hardiness Zones: 3-8

Staghorn Sumac is a deciduous shrub or small tree that can reach a height of 15-30 feet (4.5-9.1 m) and a spread of 15-30 feet (4.5-9.1 m). The foliage of Staghorn Sumac is deciduous and pinnately compound, turning shades of red, orange, or yellow in the fall.

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Staghorn Sumac – Thickly Coated in Hairs of Rusty Hue

Why Staghorn Sumac (Rhus Typhina)?

The staghorn sumac, also known as Rhus Typhina, is a flowering plant endemic to eastern North America and a member of the Anacardiaceae family. Although it is predominantly native to the southeastern region of Canada, it is commonly grown as an attractive plant across the temperate globe. The leaf petioles and stems are thickly coated in hairs of a rusty hue, and the branches have a velvety feel and a forking pattern that reminds one of the antlers.

The plant has a high concentration of tannins, but the root is the only portion of the staghorn sumac that cannot be used as a natural dye or mordant. The rest of the plant may be utilized in its entirety.

Humans may consume the fruit of sumacs. They may be reconstituted into a pink "lemonade," often known as "Indian lemonade," by rehydrating in cold water, rinsing, straining, and adding sugar.

Native American cultures smoked the leaves and berries of staghorn sumac by combining them with tobacco and many other plants. This technique is still being carried out but to a much lesser extent.

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Plant Summary

Key Information for Staghorn Sumac Tree (2-3 Foot) (Rhus typhina):

  • 📏Size: Staghorn Sumac is a deciduous shrub or small tree that can reach a height of 15-30 feet (4.5-9.1 m) and a spread of 15-30 feet (4.5-9.1 m).
  • 🍂Foliage: The foliage of Staghorn Sumac is deciduous and pinnately compound, turning shades of red, orange, or yellow in the fall.
  • 🌼Flowers & Fruit: In late spring to early summer, Staghorn Sumac produces dense, upright clusters of greenish-yellow flowers. The flowers are followed by clusters of small, red, hairy fruits that persist into winter.
  • ↕️Growth Habit: Staghorn Sumac has an irregular, spreading growth habit with velvety, hairy branches.
  • ☀️Sunlight: Staghorn Sumac thrives in full sun and is tolerant of various light conditions.
  • 🪨Soil: Staghorn Sumac prefers well-drained soil and is adaptable to poor, dry, or rocky sites.
  • 🗺️Hardiness: Staghorn Sumac is hardy in USDA zones 3 to 8.
  • 🧪pH Level: Staghorn Sumac prefers a soil pH between 6.0 and 7.0.
  • 🌳Pruning: Pruning of Staghorn Sumac should be done in late winter or early spring before new growth starts. Remove any dead or diseased branches and prune to shape the shrub as needed.
  • 🐛Pests & Disease: Staghorn Sumac is generally resistant to pests and diseases. Regular care can help maintain a healthy shrub.
Pollination Information

Pollination of Staghorn Sumac Tree (2-3 Foot) (Rhus typhina):

Staghorn Sumac flowers are dioecious, meaning male and female flowers are borne on separate plants. The flowers are insect-pollinated and attract bees and butterflies. The red, hairy fruits that follow are a valuable food source for birds and small mammals. Staghorn Sumac is an excellent choice for naturalized areas, erosion control, and wildlife gardens. The shrub's striking red fall foliage and red fruit clusters add aesthetic value to landscapes. It is often used in reclamation projects and as a pioneer species for restoring disturbed sites. Staghorn Sumac has cultural significance and has been used for various purposes by Indigenous peoples, such as for medicinal and culinary uses. Conservation efforts focus on promoting native plants like Staghorn Sumac for their ecological benefits, erosion control, and habitat value for wildlife. Sustainable landscaping practices emphasize the use of native species to support biodiversity and maintain healthy ecosystems.



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During the first year, you should focus on providing the plant with the right amount of water, sunlight and soil to help it become established. Once the plant has become established and is actively growing, you can begin to fertilize it.

You can use a balanced, all-purpose fertilizer or one that is specifically formulated for the type of plant you have. Be sure to follow the instructions on the fertilizer package and apply it at the recommended rate.

It is also important to note that over-fertilizing can be harmful to plants, so it's always best to error on the side of caution and start with a lower amount of fertilizer and increase as needed.

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