stag's horn sumach
- available to order from autumn
- 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
An upright, deciduous shrub or small tree, that is primarily grown for its finely-cut dark green leaves, which turn spectacular shades of orange-red in the autumn before they are shed. Cone-shaped clusters of yellow-green flowers appear in summer, and on female plants, these are followed by hairy, deep red berries. Stag's horn sumach is an excellent specimen for a small sunny garden, but as it spreads by suckering, avoid planting it too close to a lawn. Alternatively, you can limit its spread by surrounding the roots with a non-perishable barrier.
Please note that we cannot guarantee if a particular plant will be male or female.
- Garden care: Wearing stout gardening gloves, remove any suckering shoots that arise around the base of the plant.