General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4b -31.7 °C (-25 °F) to -28.9 °C (-20 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 3 to 6 feet (1-2m)
Plant Spread: 3 to 6 feet (1-2m)
Leaves: Good fall color
Unusual foliage color
Deciduous
Fruit: Showy
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Erosion control
Will Naturalize
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Propagation: Other methods: Stolons and runners
Pollinators: Bees
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
Dioecious
Patent/Plant Breeders' Rights: USPP16,185 - 2006
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM

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Trade name information:
Trade Name: Tiger Eyes®
Cultivar name: 'Bailtiger'
Common names
  • Staghorn Sumac
  • Velvet Sumac

Photo Gallery
Location: Halls of Heddon, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
Date: 2023-10-02
Location: in my garden in Oklahoma City
Date: 11-05-2019
Rhus typhina 'Bailtiger' [Tiger Eyes Sumac]
Photo by Gardenho
Location: in my garden
Date: 2023-06-25
'Tiger Eyes' Sumac
Location: In my garden in Oklahoma City
Date: November, 2019
Staghorn Sumac (Rhus typhina Tiger Eyes®) 012
Location: In my garden in Oklahoma City
Date: Fall, 2006
Staghorn Sumac (Rhus typhina Tiger Eyes®) 013
Location: In my garden in Oklahoma City
Date: Fall, 2006
Staghorn Sumac (Rhus typhina Tiger Eyes®) 014
Location: Bloomington, Illinois
Date: 2012-06-16
Beautiful form!  There were several in this extensive home garden
Location: Hidden Lake Gardens, Michigan
Date: 2012-10-04
Rhus typhina Tiger Eyes®.  Specimen #2 (of 2) planted side-by-si
Location: Hidden Lake Gardens, Michigan
Date: 2012-10-04
Specimen #1 (of 2) planted side-by-side in the bed.  Planted 2011
Location: in my garden
Date: 2023-06-25
'Tiger Eyes' Sumac

Date: Autumn
Location: In my garden in Oklahoma City, OK
Date: November 05, 2018
Rhus typhina 'Bailtiger' fall foliage color

Date: 2013-08-23
Location: At a nursery
Date: May
Location: Fairfax, VA | September 2022
Date: 2022-09-05
Location: Farmer Johns Greenhouse, Farmington Hills, MI
Date: 2010-06-28
Location: Home
Location: Davenport, Iowa
Date: 2010-07-03
Location: West border
Date: June
Location: West border
Date: May 2015
Location: In my garden in Oklahoma City, OK
Date: April 12, 2019
Rhus typhina 'Bailtiger' emerging foliage
Location: In my garden in Oklahoma City, OK
Date: September 08.2019
Rhus typhina 'Bailtiger' in the border
Location: Bloomington, Illinois
Date: 2012-06-16
New leaves have a lovely coral color.

Date: 2013-08-23
Location: Local Nursery, MI
Date: 2012-06-04
Location: Local Nursery, MI
Date: 2012-06-04
Location: Farmer Johns Greenhouse, Farmington Hills, MI
Date: 2010-06-28
Location: Farmer Johns Greenhouse, Farmington Hills, MI
Date: 2010-06-28
Location: Farmer Johns Greenhouse, Farmington Hills, MI
Date: 2010-06-28
Location: Farmer Johns Greenhouse, Farmington Hills, MI
Date: 2010-06-28
Location: Lenora, Kansas
Date: 2013-10-24
Tiger Eye Sumac - Fall Color

Date: 2014-06-26

Date: 2014-06-26
Location: At a nursery
Date: 2008-05-26
Location: In my garden in Oklahoma City, OK
Date: August 18, 2016
Rhus typhina 'Bailtiger' emerging spring growth
Location: In my garden in Oklahoma City, OK
Date: June 15, 2018
Rhus typhina 'Bailtiger' potted root suckers

Date: 2014-06-16

Date: 2014-06-16

Date: 2014-06-16
Location: My garden in N E Pa. 
Date: 2015-07-13

Date: 2012-07-13

Date: 2012-07-13
Location: West border
Date: October
Brilliant fall color
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Comments:
  • Posted by foraygardengirl (Minnesota - Zone 4a) on Jun 29, 2016 11:36 AM concerning plant:
    It really is a beautiful accent shrub, but I will be making every attempt to eradicate Tiger Eyes from my yard this summer. I have found more than 20 little baby Tiger Eyes up to 30 feet away from the parent, and this is only the third summer that I have had this plant. Though it has been marketed as non-aggressive/non-invasive, I regret having planted it.
  • Posted by jathton (Oklahoma City, OK - Zone 7a) on Oct 14, 2019 6:28 PM concerning plant:
    The philosopher William Barrett once said, "It is the familiar that usually eludes us in life. What is before our nose is what we see last."
    Drive down any two lane country road in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma and you will see clump after clump of native Sumac. But you very seldom if ever saw Sumac in either urban or rural gardens around here.
    It took the introduction of 'Tiger Eyes' Sumac for this lovely plant to begin to appear on plant design palettes and in local gardens. Its dwarf form makes it suitable for use in even moderately sized gardens. The finely dissected foliage, and its color, is a welcome contrast to other garden plants. And its orange and scarlet fall color is welcome in a place where the vast majority of fall color is yellow. Suckers have proven easy to control... a little effort now and then with a hand-held mattock will give all the control necessary.
    In central Oklahoma this plant has proven to be both desirable and very beautiful.

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