Staghorn Sumac

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Staghorn Sumac Description

Staghorn Sumac 

Staghorn Sumac or Rhus typhina, as it is known botanically, is a species of flowering plant in the Anacardiaceae family of sumac trees. 

Native to eastern North America, southeastern Canada, and the Appalachian Mountains. Staghorn Sumac is widely cultivated as an ornamental plant in many home gardens. Bearing fiery autumn leaves and fuzzy red summer fruit that persists through the winter, Staghorn Sumac is a deciduous tree with a year-round garden appeal. Staghorn sumac will re-root after fires and clear-cutting by sending up suckers through its extensive root systems faster than other surviving plants. Plant Staghorn Sumac where you can control spread since it reproduces rapidly.

Staghorn sumac care and maintenance

Obtain a Staghorn Sumac plant from your local nursery and plant it in early spring. Use a garden spade to make a hole for the soil ball that is 8 to 12 inches deep and round. Mix the soil with some well-rotted manure or other organic matter, then line the hole with the mixture before placing the root ball in it. Fill in the hole and tamp the soil down but do not compact it. Place two inches of organic mulch around the Staghorn Sumac seedling, leaving a 6-inch circle uncovered around the stem. This will provide a catch-basin for watering and will keep pests away from the young Staghorn Sumac's tender trunk. You must water the seedling deeply to keep the soil moist for one week or until you see new growth. Your Staghorn Sumac grows new roots and requires no extra mulching or watering.


It is best not to plant your Staghorn Sumac where its roots will spread under pavement or structures. The roots produce suckers that can transform a Staghorn Sumac into a thicket, making it a terrific choice as a privacy hedge in your home garden landscape.

As with other sumacs, your Staghorn Sumac will attract birds and pollinators. Its flame-colored leaves and berries will provide visual appeal and food for birds, butterflies, and wildlife all season. Plant some Staghorn Sumac today!


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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.

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