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Rhus typhina (Staghorn Sumac)

Rhus typhina (Staghorn Sumac)

Type: Native Tree/Shrub

Height: 15-25' tall; 20-30' tall

Sun: Full sun to partial shade

Flowers: Red

Water: Dry to medium


Reddish hairs cover young branches like the velvet of stag horns on deer. Tooth-leaved branches turn yellow/orange/red in autumn. Green-yellow flowers in early summer. Pyramidal red fruitis ripen in atumn and persist through winter. Drought Tolerant.

  • Photo Credit

    Herman, D.E., et al. 1996. North Dakota tree handbook. USDA NRCS ND State Soil Conservation Committee; NDSU Extension and Western Area Power Administration, Bismarck. Courtesy of ND State Soil Conservation Committee. Provided by USDA NRCS ND State Office. United States, ND. [Public domain]


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