staghorn sumac - Anacardiaceae Rhus typhina (hirta)

Foliage

staghorn sumac Foliage

Bud

staghorn sumac Bud

Twig

staghorn sumac Twig

Flower

staghorn sumac Flower

Fruit

staghorn sumac Fruit

Form

staghorn sumac Form

Color

staghorn sumac Color
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Taxonomy

FamilyAnacardiaceae
GenusRhus
Speciestyphina (hirta)
Common Namestaghorn sumac
iTree CodeRHTY

Plant Form

FormShrub or tree : clonally spreading thickets or small tree
Height20 feet
Spread30 feet
DeciduousYes

Identification Description

Foliagelarge leaf with 13-27 leaflets, bright green with serrated edgesLeaf Type Information IconCompound - Pinnate
Needles0
Barkred/brown and velvety with young; brown with lenticels when older
Budhairy, golden and entirely hidden under leave stemBud Arrangement Information IconAlternate
Twigcurrent year very fuzzy, center has large pith
Flowergreen/yellow, hairy with male and female on separate plants (dioecious)
Fruitupright conical grouping of bright red hairy (drupes)
Fall Coloryellow, orange, red

Site Characteristics

USDA Zones   info for zonespH LevelsSalt Tolerance
Min3aMin6.0SoilModerate
Max8aMax7.5SprayModerate

Shade ToleranceDrought ToleranceAllelopathy
IntermediateHighUnknown

Species Status

Nebraska Native
U.S. NativeYes Check
Region of OriginUnited States, Canada
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