Stag’s Horn Sumach

Rhus typhina ‘Laciniata,’ also known as staghorn sumac, is a deciduous shrub valued for its attractive and deeply cut, fern-like leaves. Native to North America, this plant belongs to the Anacardiaceae family and typically grows to heights of 9 to 15 feet (2.7 to 4.5 meters).

The Appearance

A small to medium-sized deciduous tree with a spreading crown and pinnate leaves. It produces clusters of small, greenish flowers and red fruits.


The Produce

Additionally, it is important to note that while some sumac species can cause skin irritation, staghorn sumac is generally non-toxic and has culinary uses in certain cultures.


The Flowers

Produces clusters of small, greenish flowers in summer, followed by red, hairy fruits.


The Leaves

In the autumn, the leaves turn brilliant shades of red, orange, and purple, adding a stunning display of colour to the landscape.


The Bark

The bark is gray and smooth when young, becoming more fissured with age.


The Habitat

Prefers well-drained soils and full sun. Commonly found in gardens, parks, and along roadsides.


The Ecology

Provides habitat and food for various wildlife, including birds and insects. The fruits are eaten by birds.


The Culture

Valued for its ornamental appeal and vibrant fall foliage. Often planted in gardens and parks.


Fun Facts

The Stag’s Horn Sumach is named for its antler-like branches and is known for its brilliant autumn colors.

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