Rhus typhina is a large shrub with a really tropical appearance. Rhus typhina has large pinnate leaves that turn vivid shades of red and orange in autumn. The young stems are covered in tiny hairs which can be a skin irritant for some people. Very little pruning is required as this shrub will grow to produce a very architectural form naturally. It is advised to remove root sucker’s as this shrub has the potential to be a nuisance. Male and female plants are separate (dioecious), flowers are followed by red fruiting heads on female plants.
Key plant features:
Intense autumn colours, red fruiting flowers on female plants.
Stags horn sumac
Moist but well drained. Neutral, acid, Alkaline.