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Silver Creek Nursery

Staghorn Sumac

Staghorn Sumac

Species: Rhus typhina

History: Staghorn sumac is native to southeastern Canada and the northeastern United States.The red fruit is eaten by birds in winter and beekeepers will even occasionally use it in their smokers as fuel. Parts of the plant have been used to make dyes. 

Why We Grow It: Sumac is a useful plant for naturalizing areas as they tend to form thick groves, which, according to Steph, also make great play areas for children! The fruit can be made into a lemonade-like drink or jelly.

Canadian Hardiness Zone: 5

Soil Preference: Prefers loam but adaptable to different soil types

Growth Habits and Disease Resistance: Shrub grows 5m tall. Not bothered by pests or diseases.

Sun/Shade: Full sun to partial shade (approx. 6-10 hours of sun daily)

Flowering Time: Late spring into summer

Bloom Colour: Greenish-white

Ripens: August to September

Recommended Use: Juice, cooking, naturalization, ornamental, wildlife

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Shipping: Every year we ship thousands of trees across Canada (except BC due to CFIA regulations). We carefully bag roots in damp sawdust, then box them and send them out via courrier. CLICK HERE to see our shipping policy.

Pick-up: We also have thousands of trees picked up from our nursery each year. The pick-up options is free, though you must wait until you have been emailed a confirmation that your order is ready to pick up, which will have further information such as hours, locations, etc. We really appreciate if you can make an appointment to pick up, then we can be as organized as possible during our busy season.

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