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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
stag's horn sumach green-flowered sumach
staghorn sumac velvet sumac vinegar tree Virginian sumach
Rhus can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs or trees with simple, pinnate or palmately-divided leaves often colouring brilliantly in autumn, and inconspicuous yellow flowers in spring or summer, followed by small, spherical red fruits in dense clusters
R. typhina is a large suckering deciduous shrub to 6m, the red-hairy stems with large pinnate leaves turning red and orange in autumn. Dioecious, with yellow-green flower clusters, followed on female plants by dense crimson fruiting heads
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilSand, Clay, Chalk, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in moist but well-drained soil in full sun to obtain best autumn colour. Suckering in habit and is a potential nuisance plant
Propagate by seed or semi-hardwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Low Maintenance
Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Pruning group 7; sucker removal may be necessary, in winter
Pests Generally pest free
May be subject to coral spot and verticillium wilt
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stag's horn sumach
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