Staghorn Sumac

Rhus typhina

Sumac vinaigrier

The Staghorn Sumac is not recommended in small gardens as it suckers and spreads quickly. It is a pleasing sight, especially in the fall, when leaves turn extremely colourful. Other names: Vinegar-tree, (Rhus hirta, Sumac amarante)

The staghorn is named after the horns of a male deer (stag) due to its soft, velvety, antler-like branches.


In nature Sandy and rocky sites, abandoned fields..


Caring for Staghorn Sumac

Can be invasive for most shrub borders. Spreads by root suckers. Easily transplanted. Best on hard-to-cover areas with poorer soils or for naturalizing in wild areas. Adaptable to other soil types but does best on well-drained, sandy, poor-quality, dry, sterile soils. Tolerates city conditions.

It is happiest in Does best on well-drained, sandy, poor-quality, dry, sterile soils but is adaptable.

In terms of water, Staghorn Sumac needs Low water requirement.