Rhus typhina Tiger Eyes ('Bailtiger')
stag's horn sumach
- available to order from late summer
- 2 litre pot
This shrub is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.
- Position: full sun
- Soil: moist but well-drained, moderately fertile soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: June to August
- Hardiness: fully hardy
The finely dissected, fern-like leaves of this handsome shrub emerge each spring in a bright chartreuse flush, but they soon take on the rich golden tones that last throughout the summer. It's in the autumn however that this plant becomes even more eye-catching, as then the yellow leaves turn dazzling shades of red and orange. Needless to say, it's primarily grown for this stunning foliage, but it also produces upright spikes of greenish yellow flowers in summer, followed (on female plants) by clusters of red fruits. A magnificent, stand-alone specimen that will develop an architectural profile as it matures, its colourful foliage also makes it valuable as an accent plant.
Please note that we cannot guarantee if a particular plant will be male or female.
- Garden care: It is less prone to suckering than many of the other forms, but if they do appear, pop on some sturdy gloves and remove any suckers that do appear around the base.