Rhus typhina
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Hardiness Zone: 3-8 Height: 15-25 feet; 5-8 metres Spread: 25-30 feet; 8-10 metres Sun: Full sun to part shade Water: Dry to medium Wildlife: Berries are preferred food source for many birds, and since the fruit hangs on throughout the winter, is an excellent emergency source of food. Bloom Colour: Greenish yellow Tolerates: Rabbit, Drought, Erosion, Dry Soil, Shallow-Rocky Soil, Black Walnut, Salt Culture: Grows easily in average well-drained soils. This is a suckering shrub that will form thickets in the wild. Colonies can be rejuvenated every few years by cutting to the ground in mid-winter. Noteworthy Characteristics: Staghorn sumac is an open, spreading shrub/tree. It is noted for the reddish-brown hairs that cover the young branches, its ornamental fruiting clusters and excellent fal foliage colorur of yellow/orange/red. Garden Uses: Dry, informal, naturalized areas; erosion control; hard-to-cover areas.