Sumac (Rhus typhina)
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 Unique Appearance of the Staghorn Sumac
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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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.
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!
So far my experience has been great. Shipping was in sturdy box. Items were good size. They were bare root, so now I wait.
The plants looks great and the shipment was quick as well. Awesome!
I have a wonderful of this tree in my pathway. Its colors are starting to fully show. I am more excited in spring season then. Thanks TN nursery
We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.
Ships November through April