Why plant Audubon® Native Staghorn Sumac?
A fiery autumn beauty! Staghorn Sumac is a deciduous shrub with year-round beauty. A shining native that supports our natural ecology! Their most notable feature of yellow-green flowers gives way to clusters of fuzzy, bright red berries attracting Northern Cardinals, nuthatches, grosbeaks, sparrows, and a host of many other birds to come for lunch. This shrub is the perfect balance between rugged and gracefully delicate with its vigorous growth and gorgeous foliage. It is often nicknamed ‘Velvet Sumac’ for its velvety twigs and clusters of hundreds of tiny soft yellow-green blooms at the tips of branches. Over-sized leaves give this eclectic native an almost tropical look. You can truly anticipate a dazzling show in the fall as the foliage transforms to vibrant red, copper, and orange tones. The female plants run the show in late summer by showing off tall pyramidal bright crimson fruit clusters that drift to burgundy in the fall and remain red through winter months! Turn this beauty into a new family tradition as the backdrop of all your family photos.
Hardiness Zone: 3-8
How To Fertilize
Incorporate Elements Starter Plant food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant food granular form on an annual basis each late fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established.