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Staghorn Sumac

American Beauties Native Plants

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  • Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 15 - 25 Feet
  • Mature Spread 20 - 30 Feet
  • Growing Zones 3 - 8

The Staghorn Sumac is an ornamental shrub that introduces color and texture to a landscape. Rhus typhina is a native plant that features an upright, woody structure. The large, green, compound leaves are evenly spaced along the branches. The branches also feature reddish-brown hairs for additional color. Sumac is best known for the ornamental fruiting clusters in a deep shade of burgundy. When the weather turns cold, the foliage turns shades of yellow, orange, and red.

This tree-like shrub is large with an open form and can help define a space and create a woodland vibe. Sumac grows well in damp conditions, so it is a good choice for areas prone to flooding or near marshes or bodies of water. This perennial is low maintenance and can be grown in zones 3 through 8. 

Staghorn Sumac Care

Plant the Staghorn Sumac in full sun to partial shade. The soil should be acidic and well drained. Apply a thick layer of organic mulch or compost around the base of the plant to retain moisture and provide extra nutrition. This plant prefers damp conditions and will require regular watering in drier soil. Feed Staghorn Sumac using a 6-2-4 fertilizer in the spring and fall.

Sumac has an excellent natural shape and will look its best with minimal pruning. Remove long shoots in the late fall or early spring. Dig up and remove suckers to allow the plant to thrive and prevent it from spreading.

Staghorn Sumac Spacing

This is a large, upright shrub with a tree-like form. Staghorn Sumac stands 15 to 25 feet tall, and the branches will reach 20 to 30 feet across. Space plants 25 feet apart to create a full and continuous planting.

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Staghorn Sumac Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 8
Plant Type: Bushes
Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 15 - 25 Feet
Mature Spread: 20 - 30 Feet
Spacing: 20 - 30 Feet
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): Green, Yellow
Flower Description:
Bloom Period: June-July
Foliage Type: Deciduous, Variegated
Foliage Color(s): Green, Orange, Red, Yellow
Foliage Description: It’S Large, Green, Compound Leaves That Turn Yellow, Orange, And Red Colors In The Fall
Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Rabbit, Disease, Pests & Insects
Tolerates: Drought
Attracts: Birds
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Hedges & Privacy, Specimen or Focal Point
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance, Native to North America
Brand:
Common Name: Staghorn Sumac
Other Name(s): Staghorn Sumac
Scientific Name: Rhus typhina Native

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2-3 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 3-4 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location


Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.