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  • stag's horn sumach
  • Eventual height: 5m
  • Eventual spread: 6m

Rhus typhina

stag's horn sumach

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2 litre pot £17.99
2 litre pot £17.99
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This shrub is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: moist but well-drained, moderately-fertile soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: June to August
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    An upright, deciduous shrub or small tree, that is primarily grown for its finely-cut dark green leaves, which turn spectacular shades of orange-red in the autumn before they are shed. Cone-shaped clusters of yellow-green flowers appear in summer, and on female plants, these are followed by hairy, deep red berries. Stag's horn sumach is an excellent specimen for a small sunny garden, but as it spreads by suckering, avoid planting it too close to a lawn. Alternatively, you can limit its spread by surrounding the roots with a non-perishable barrier.

    Please note that we cannot guarantee if a particular plant will be male or female.

  • Garden care: Wearing stout gardening gloves remove any suckering shoots that arise around the base of the plant.
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