Wetland Indicator Status:
Seed Provenance:
Pennsylvania Collected Seed

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Cultural Information:

Commonly found in waste areas or disturbed areas.  Can be planted in moist (but not wet) soils and does well in dryer situations.  All three species available here are very similar in their cultural requirements.  Plant in full sun; shade limits growth.  Will sucker into a large, spreading colony.  Fall foliage is a striking orange/red color.

Associated Species:

Usually not seen growing with many other species due to the disturbed nature of the soils they inhabit.

Field Observations: 

Typically found along roadsides in difficult areas where few other species grow.  The primary differences between these three species are rather subtle ranging from the amount of pubescence on the stems to the shape of the leaf scars.  All have a very showy fall color and the compound pinnate, 18″ long leaves are distinctive.  R. typhina is the tallest of the three species we offer.  We have Staghorn Sumac growing along the north side of the nursery property.   Our intention was to grow a living screen which would block the view along that edge.  The sumacs have grown well and have roamed out into the nursery yard by nearly 20′ in some places.  One intrepid runner has actually grown under the road and has come up in my home landscape.  It is easily contained by mowing; just decide where you want the growth to stop and mow to that point.

Sumacs provide an abundance of flowers with rich nectar and pollen sources.  Such resources do not go unnoticed for long especially by insects. Lepidoptera; butterflies and moths, Diptera; flies, Coleoptera; beetles and Hymenoptera; bees and wasps all gather to take advantage of the short-lived feast.  

Staghorn Sumac is Native to the following States & Ohio counties

Staghorn Sumac Fall Color

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Staghorn Sumac in Flower with Pollinators

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$6.95$16.50

1'-2' Shrub in 1.33 qt Container
Price: $6.95Available:
 

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2'-3'+ Shrub in 3 gallon Container
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