Staghorn Sumac - Rhus typhina | Pots ready spring & fall

Common name: Staghorn Sumac

Scientific name: Rhus typhina

Example mature size: 6 m tall, 2 m wide; 20 ft tall, 7 ft wide

Sunlight: Full-sun, Partial-sun

Water: Medium-dry, Dry

Soil: Sand, Clay, Gravel

Blooms: Green in June

Ontario plant status: Native Shrub, Common

Natural habitats: Roadsides-ravines, Prairie-savannahs

Wildlife benefits: Songbirds 🐦, Beneficial insects 🐞, Rodents 🐿️, Deer/moose 🦌, Bees/wasps 🐝, Butterflies/skippers 🦋

Points of interest: - Birds such as evening grosbeaks, cardinals, and ruffed grouse will eat sumac berries in winter and early spring. Mammals also make use of this shrub as rabbits, moose, and deer feed on the leaves and twigs. Some butterflies use this plant as food for their young and provide nectar for bees and other beneficial insects while providing shelter to wildlife - Vibrant fall colours - Can be invasive with shoots coming from the root system