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Tiger Eyes Sumac

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  • Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 10 - 12 Feet
  • Mature Spread 10 - 12 Feet
  • Growing Zones 4 - 8

The Tiger Eyes Sumac is a stunner with some truly eye-catching foliage that provides year-round color. The large foliage fronds are chartreuse when they first emerge in the spring and later shift to a bright, non-burning yellow hue. Once fall rolls around, the foliage turns a vibrant scarlet with hints of orange. The entire time the stems are light pink in color for an interesting contrast. Sumac does not have a reputation for being a landscape plant, but the Tiger Eyes Sumac is about to change that.

The Rhus typhina Tiger Eyes is a large shrub with more of a tree-like appearance and will reach 10 to 12 feet tall. The canopy can spread 12 to 15 feet, so feature this plant in an area that can accommodate the size. Feature the Tiger Eyes Sumac as a specimen plant or as part of a landscape or used to create a vibrant hedge. This low-maintenance plant is a perennial in USDA zones 4 through 8.

Tiger Eyes Sumac Care

The Tiger Eyes Sumac is not very fussy, but this plant will thrive in ideal conditions. Plant in full sun or part shade. Use average, acidic, well-drained soil. Water when the top few inches of the soil are dry and drench the soil from the base of the trunk to the dripline to ensure the root ball is saturated. Apply a 2-inch layer of organic mulch to hold moisture in the soil and keep weeds at bay.

Apply a 6-2-4 slow-release fertilizer once during the spring and again in the fall. Cut back long shoots in late fall or early spring. Root suckers can be dug up and removed to prevent the plant from spreading and maintain a compact look.

Tiger Eyes Sumac Spacing

The Tiger Eyes Sumac is a large upright shrub that will grow 10 to 12 feet tall and spread 12 to 15 feet. Plants can be spaced 12 feet apart to create continuous planting. Space the plant 8 feet away from buildings.

Tiger Eyes Sumac Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 8
Plant Type: Bushes
Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 10 - 12 Feet
Mature Spread: 12 - 15 Feet
Spacing: 12 - 15 Feet
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): None
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Color(s): Yellow
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Fall Interest
Watering: Average
Resists: Rabbit
Tolerates: Heat, Drought
Attracts: Bees, Birds, Butterflies
Container Role:
Uses: Specimen or Focal Point, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest
Common Name: Tiger Eyes Sumac
Other Name(s):

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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.

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

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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.