Rhus Typhina (Stag's Horn Sumach)
|Common Name(s)||:||Stags Horn,Sumach|
|Seasons of Interest||:||Autumn Interest,Winter Interest|
|Tree Features||:||Autumn Colour|
|Mature Size||:||Small (under 10m)|
|Tree uses||:||Urban Sites,Garden,Parkland Trees|
Stag's Horn Sumach can be grown as a small tree or as a shrub.
Stag’s Horn Sumach can be grown as a small tree or as a shrub.
A native of North America, it was introduced into the UK in the late 1620s and won the Award of Garden Merit in 2002.
It may surprise you that the national champion in the States is over 20 metres tall but I have not seen one much over 5 metres over here.
This small tree has an irregular wide spreading and rather architectural habit.
It provides superb autumn colour, and the conical red fruit clusters last for much of the winter.
Very good for gardens and parks. It can be prone to suckering so allow for this when planning its position.
Mature height: 5-10m