Staghorn Sumac (Rhus typhina Tiger Eyes®)

Trade name information:
Trade Name: Tiger Eyes®
Cultivar name: 'Bailtiger'
Common names:
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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

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Comments:
Posted by foraygardengirl (Minnesota - Zone 4a) on Jun 29, 2016 11:36 AM

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.

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Posted by jathton (Oklahoma City, OK) on Oct 14, 2019 6:28 PM

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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