Staghorn Sumac habits - Knowledgebase Question

Portland, OR
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Question by camille20
January 18, 2006
I am considering planting a staghorn sumac in a planter made from galvanized culvert - it will be approx 30 inches high and have a diameter of about 66 inches. The exposure is south without shade. Is this a suitable tree for this arrangement. If not, can you recommend one? I am looking for something with year-round interest that can be managed to size with regualr pruning. It will be the focal point of a bed in front of a commercial business. Any input you can provide will be appreciated. Thanks, Camille.


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Answer from NGA
January 18, 2006
Staghorn Sumac would make an ideal specimen plant. It provides interest year around and is adaptable to many soil types. The container you describe should suit the root system well. I think your idea is a wonderful one!

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