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Rhus typhina - Staghorn Sumac
Family Anacardiaceae
Botanical Name Rhus typhina
Common Name Staghorn Sumac
Size 15 - 25' tall by a wider spread.
Hardiness Zone 4 - 8
Culture Adaptable to soil types, pollution, and dryness; full sun.
Ornamental Value Bright red fall leaf color and red fruits that persist through winter.
Landscape Use For naturalizing, control erosion, roadside plantings
Key Identifying Characteristics Alternate, pinnately compound leaves 1-2' long. Leaflets 2-5" long lanceolate, serrate, and pubescent. Red fruit.
Notable Cultivars 'Laciniata' - cut-leaf type
Campus Location Ag: Shade Garden
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View Images | Fall | Form | Leaf | Fruit | Stem | Foliage | 'Laciniata' |
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