Laceleaf Staghorn Sumac
Laceleaf Staghorn Sumac
Rhus typhina 'Laciniata'Item #6990 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 8
Intense orange, yellow, and scarlet fall coloring from soft, fern-like foliage. Intriguing winter silhouette created by the upright, multi-stemmed habit. Excellent specimen tree. Good in containers. Deciduous.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:roos ty-FY-naPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousSunset climate zones:1 - 10, 14 - 17Growth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Fast grower to 10 to 12 ft. tall and wide.Special features:Attracts Birds, Attracts Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fall Color, North American Native Selection, Showy Fruit, Waterwise, Year-round InterestFoliage color:GreenBlooms:InconspicuousFlower color:GreenGarden styleContemporaryDesign IdeasThis is a striking shrub for the border, especially when mixed with evergreen plants and shrubs that complement its gorgeous fall colors. An interesting winter silhouette when planted against a wall.Companion PlantsStir up the flames of fall with red-purple foliage of Henry's Garnet Sweetspire (Itea virginica 'Henry's Garnet') Royal Purple Smoke Tree (Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple'). Use an evergreen foil such as Greenlane Euonymus (Euonymus fortunei 'Greenlane') that adds another spark of fall color with red berries.
- CareCare InformationFollow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, shear annually to shape.Pruning time: early spring.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreHistory:The sumacs are a large genus of 200 species of deciduous shrubs and trees. This genus also includes poison ivy, Rhus toxicoderon, and other toxic undesirables. It was classified by Linnaeus in the 18th century, the name derived from the ancient Greek for the three types of Mediterranean species, which were used in leather tanning. This plant, first introduced to Europe in 1629 is native from Canada to Georgia and west to Iowa. This like other New World species of Rhus was formerly classified into genus Schmaltzia by John Small, 1869-1938, of the New York Botanical Garden. It was also know as R. hirta by George Sudworth, 1864-1927, a dendrologist for the U.S. Forest Service. This form, 'Laciniata' was named by American botanist, Alphonso Wood, 1810-1881.Lore:The leaves of this plant were dried and smoked by Native Americans within its range. Berries were steeped for pink lemonade-like drink by settlers.