Sumac – Staghorn (Rhus typhina)


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2 Gallon

A large, loose spreading shrub that grows in poor soil and often seeds itself on banks and road cuts. Sometimes used as a street tree because of it’s tolerance to abuse. Naturally forms colonies. This is NOT a poisonous plant, and is NOT the improperly named “Poison Sumac” which only grows in wet areas.  Staghorn Sumac is a great honey plant and can produce a mono-floral crop of honey if your bees are strong enough to take advantage of it. The mature blossoms are used as a traditional smoker fuel or used to make a nutritious lemonade.

Flower Color: Greenish -yellow
Zones: 4-8
Growth Habit: Colonies
Height: 10-15′
Spread: 10-15′
Light Needs: Sun
Flowering Season: June
Landscape Value: 1 of 5
Naturalizing Value: 3 of 5
Pollen Value: 2 of 5
Nectar Value: 4 of 5
Water Requirements: low
Native: Yes
Invasive: No