About This Plant

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 Story

Leaf

It features pinnately compound leaves with finely serrated leaflets that create a feathery appearance. In the autumn, the leaves turn brilliant shades of red, orange, and purple, adding a stunning display of colour to the landscape.

Produce

Staghorn sumac produces fuzzy red fruit clusters known as drupes, which persist through the winter and provide food for wildlife. 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.
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