Plant Encyclopedia
Rhus Typhina - Sumach, Rhus

Rhus Typhina - Sumach, Rhus

Type Tree, Shrub, Container-friendly, Deciduous
Size Small Tree
Form Rounded - Tree
Colours Light green Foliage, Red Flowers (Spring)
Care Regular maintenance required
Hardiness Very hardy
Growth Fast growing

Rhus is a hardy small tree is often avoided because of its invasive suckering growth and irritant sap. However it is highly ornamental, having an interesting low spreading habit and outstanding autumn leaf colour.

Cultivation tips: Sumach flourishes in any fertile well drained / dry soil, even chalk. Rhus is fully hardy and can tolerate cold planting locations, but prefers an open sunny spot for good autumn leaf colour. Cut back suckers in early spring.
View all plants in Genus Rhus
Need to search again? Enter a plant name in full or part:

Use either the common name or the latin name.
Click here to find out where you can buy Rhus Typhina - Sumach, Rhus