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Staghorn Sumac

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 Sumac (Rhus typhina)

This excellent deciduous plant is known for its unique beauty, beautiful leaves, and fall color. Staghorn Sumac Bush is a must-have for any lover or gardener with its unique and highly harmonious form.

This plant ships bare-root and dormant (no leaves or foliage) It will not green out until next spring.

Staghorn Sumac Bush Tall and proud, with a beautiful design, this is a real sight. The wooden stems are covered with a thick layer of soft, velvety hair, like antlers, hence the evocative name of the plant.

Staghorn Sumac Bush, One of its most unique features is its leaves

The pinnately compound leaf consists of several symmetrically arranged lanceolate leaves with a delicate and graceful appearance. In the warm season, the leaves take on a beautiful green color, making any outdoor space attractive.

As the seasons change and autumn approaches, antler sumac undergoes a dramatic transformation.
The leaves bloom in dazzling fiery red, vibrant orange, and golden hues. Beautiful colors create a warm and beautiful kaleidoscope that will amaze anyone who sees it.

Deerhorn Sumac Bush has other advantages besides its appearance. Its heavy growth makes it an excellent choice for creating privacy screens, storm screens, or natural hedges.
The plant can adapt to different soil types and moisture, making it suitable for many locations. It is highly resilient, thriving in urban and rural areas, and withstand severe drought.

Also, the Staghorn Sumac Bush is loved by wildlife enthusiasts for its ecological importance

The small yellow-green flowers that appear in late spring and early summer attract bees, butterflies, and other pollinators, promoting biodiversity and supporting local ecosystems. In the fall, the bushes produce dense clusters of red fruit that provide essential food for the birds in the winter.

Whether you're looking for eye-catching, colorful fall colors or a place for wildlife, these fantastic plants have it all. With its beautiful appearance, flexibility, and easy maintenance, the Staghorn Sumac Bush is a true gem in the world of plants. Give it its beauty and let its constant charm impress you and everyone who visits your garden.

Staghorn Sumac Bush (Rhus typhina) is a beautiful plant with many benefits, from beauty to ecological importance. Here are ten benefits of including this attractive plant in your garden:

1. Stunning Ornamental Beauty: Velvety antler bodies and delicate, pinnate fronds create a lovely sight and add a touch of glamor to your outdoor space.

2. Vibrant Fall Colors: One of the most distinguishing features of Staghorn Sumac is its beautiful fall foliage. The leaves turn reds, oranges, and golden yellows as seasons change. The vibrant colors add a charming and warm feel to your landscape, making them perfect for a fall-themed garden.

3. Drought Resistance and Compatibility: Staghorn Sumac Bush is known for its adaptability to different soil and moisture types.
It grows in urban and rural environments and tolerates drought, making it the best choice for landscapes with little water.

4. Low Maintenance: This hardy plant is low maintenance and requires little pruning or shaping. Once established, the Staghorn Sumac Bush grows with minimal disturbance and allows you to enjoy its beauty without the hassle of constant maintenance.

5. Privacy and storm: With a habit of growth and height, Staghorn Sumac Bush is an excellent choice for creating screens, batteries, or natural hedges. Abundant vegetation provides good protection to your outdoor area, protecting it from prying eyes and reducing wind ingress.

6. Wildlife Area: Staghorn Sumac Bush is highly prized by wildlife enthusiasts for its ecological importance. Small light green flowers that bloom in late spring and early summer attract bees, butterflies, and other pollinators, promoting biodiversity and supporting local ecosystems.

7. Winter food for birds: In autumn, staghorn sumac bushes produce dense velvety red berries. This fruit is an important food for birds during winter when other food is scarce. By planting this tree, you are contributing to the survival and health of local birds.

8. Erosion Control: Staghorn Sumac Bush's broad roots help improve soil and prevent erosion. It is ideal for planting on slopes, hills, or areas prone to decay, as it helps maintain soil integrity and reduce the risk of flooding.

9. Uses in Medicine and Food: This plant produces fruits intense in vitamin C and antioxidants.
Sumac, a savory, lemony spice that can be dried and crushed, is a common ingredient in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cooking.

10. Education: Staghorn Sumac Bush provides education to children and adults. Its unique growth patterns, beautiful colors, and ecological interactions offer a natural experience by including these plants in your landscape.

Incorporating Staghorn Sumac Bush into your landscape increases the visual appeal of the outdoors and promotes wildlife health, providing positive energy for the community and learning opportunities. With its great adaptability, low maintenance, and beautiful beauty, Staghorn Sumac Bush is a true gem that will add joy, beauty, and a bit of charm to your garden.

Keeping staghorn sumac (Rhus typhina) healthy and beautiful is easy because this hardy plant is known for low maintenance. Here are some tips:

1. Pruning: Staghorn Sumac Bush usually requires little pruning. However, if you see dead or damaged branches, it is recommended to remove them immediately.
Prune the selection to preserve the natural beauty of the plant and increase crowding if necessary.

2. Watering: Once established, Staghorn Sumac Bush is drought tolerant and can withstand dry periods. However, in the early years of establishment, regular watering is essential to help plants develop a strong foundation. Water profoundly, but rarely, provides enough water to saturate the root zone.

3. Mulching: Placing organic mulch around the base of your antler sumac helps retain moisture, reduce weed growth and regulate soil temperature. Cover the plants with a 2- to 4-inch mulch (sawdust or chopped bark) to prevent moisture issues. Take care not to let the mulch directly contact the stems.

4. Fertilization: Staghorn Sumac usually does not need regular fertilization as it can grow in poor soil. However, if your soil is impoverished or your plants show signs of nutrient deficiency, you can use a slow-release fertilizer in the spring. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for the correct application rate.

5. Sunlight: Deer horn Sumac Shrubs prefer full sun to partial shade. However, in hot climates where moderate shade during the hottest hours can help prevent scorching the leaves, they can tolerate some shade.

6. Soil Conditions: Staghorn sumac shrubs adapt well to many soil types, such as sand, loam, and clay. They prefer well-drained soil but can tolerate occasional wet conditions. If soil is too heavy, amending it with organic materials such as compost can improve drainage and provide essential nutrients.

7. Insects: Staghorn sumac shrubs generally resist insects and diseases. But sometimes, there are problems with aphids, scale insects, or leafhoppers. Organic insecticidal soaps or horticultural oils effectively control problems, while cleaning practices such as removing and treating affected leaves can help control pests.

8. Interaction with wildlife: The staghorn Sumac Bush attracts wildlife, especially birds, with its fruits. Embrace the ecological benefits of attracting wildlife and enjoy the beauty of their presence.

9. Seasonal care: You can leave the staghorn sumac leaves on the ground when they fall to assist the soil in keeping nutrients and moisture. In the spring, you can clean up any remaining debris and perform light maintenance, such as removing branches or twigs.

10. Care and Maintenance: Regular monitoring is essential to keeping your Sumac Bush healthy. Watch for signs of stress, illness, or illness and act quickly if necessary. Know your plants' water needs and adjust accordingly, especially during hot and dry seasons.

Sumac Tree: Rhus typhina, the lovely staghorn sumac, is a North American native species that grows exceptionally well in the moderate USDA growing zones.

Staghorn sumac is an abundant plant in the United States. It can grow to be a tall shrub or small tree. The plant is drought-tolerant and usually pest and disease-free. It proliferates and forms extensive thickets.

Another reason people choose this plant is to hold soil in place in areas where wind or water runoff erosion occurs. It forms colonies relatively quickly through a vigorous underground root system, becoming an effective erosion-control plant.

It is a lovely ornamental deciduous shrub that will add intriguing texture and color to your landscape.

How to care for sumac-

Staghorn sumac is easy to care for and resilient. Here is how you can support healthy growth.

  • Where to plant staghorn sumac: Find a partially sunny location for your staghorn sumac. It can tolerate full sun or shade for a few hours daily, but it grows best in partly sunny spots. 
  • Watering needs: While growing, staghorn sumac needs about an inch of water weekly. However, it is relatively drought-hardy once mature.
  • Soil requirements: Staghorn sumac needs well-draining soil, preferably amended with woodsy organic matter like peat moss, hardwood mulch, or compost. 

The Staghorn Sumac Unique Appearance

The Staghorn sumac is a shrub with narrow, alternate leaves. The leaflets form sharp points at the tip. The leaves are green above and pale under the midrib. They grow into a vast, attractive canopy.

Staghorn sumac's lovely yellow to spring green flowers appear from June to July. Those make way for large, abundant, cone-shaped clusters of small red berries that will attract myriad hungry birds to enjoy the feast.

In the fall, the leaves generally deepen into a ruby red hue but could also be deep amber or orange.

Order Staghorn Sumac From TN Nursery Today

Staghorn sumac is a lovely addition to your landscape, especially helpful in areas that need assistance with preventing erosion. Order yours from TN Nursery today.


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Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Chris Anderson

My little trees arrived and are safely planted. They will be perfect as the years go by. Thank you

Joe B.
Fast growing Staghorn Sumac

Really pleased with these Staghorn Sumacs so much that after my first two, I ordered another two to plant along my fence. These make great privacy screens and about 3 yrs old, my 2 plants are already about 8 feet tall. I am hoping to see berries soon as they are very healthy. This fall I got to enjoy the rainbow to dark red leaf color change. I would buy again.

Ellie Klipp
Bare Root Sumac

In late summer I searched the internet for sumac trees and finally found these Rhus Bare Root Sumac for sale. So I ordered--be sure to note that they are not dug up until November, so you will receive them in November!
When the trees came, they were--as expected--"sticks" with hairy roots at the bottom. But these "sticks" were as thick as my little finger or more, and 2+ feet tall. The hairy roots were a good mesh at the bottom, and they were packed in a giant "sandwich bag" with wonderful black dirt mulch--so they arrived in great shape in a tall box.
I planted them immediately on the 60 degree slope we are trying to keep from eroding. I am confident that these will be healthy young trees leafing out in the spring!

Deb A
Shipping and product siaze

So far my experience has been great. Shipping was in sturdy box. Items were good size. They were bare root, so now I wait.

Lester Reynolds
Stag horn sumac

The plants looks great and the shipment was quick as well. Awesome!

Hearing how much you love our plants has brightened up our day! Thank you for the great review you left us, Lester, and for choosing to shop with us!