Cutleaf Staghorn Sumac 'Laciniata'

Rhus typhina

Family: Anacardiaceae (an-a-kard-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rhus (roos) (Info)
Species: typhina (ty-FEE-nuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Laciniata





Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)


15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)


USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun


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Bloom Color:

Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer



Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From woody stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

By air layering

By tip layering

By serpentine layering

By stooling or mound layering

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:


Centre, Alabama

Gadsden, Alabama

Chino Valley, Arizona

Denver, Colorado

Hanna City, Illinois

Greenleaf, Kansas

Louisville, Kentucky

Silver Spring, Maryland

Flat Rock, Michigan

Blair, Nebraska

Clayton, North Carolina

Henderson, North Carolina

Norlina, North Carolina

Wilsons Mills, North Carolina

Fargo, North Dakota

Cheshire, Oregon

Happy Valley, Oregon

Ogden, Utah

Alexandria, Virginia

Richlands, Virginia

Crivitz, Wisconsin

Laramie, Wyoming

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jul 10, 2015, PatYates from Ogden, UT wrote:

I planted one 2 years ago and it instantly started dropping leaves and branches. I thought it was toast. The 2nd year it started thriving and is doing so even more this year. Four suckers have come up this year too. Very good looking tree. I wish it were evergreen though.


On Jul 10, 2012, Zeffie from North River, ND wrote:

yes, this an extremely drought tolerant plant! If you give it extra water it will most assuredly sucker. If you are in a wet area of the country; more than 20-25 inches of rainfall a year, you may want to think about getting a less prolific cultivar. This plant does great in pure clay or pure sand in tough growing conditions, obviously if you coddle it, it will take off like a rocket. It's great for stabilizing stream banks, road cuts, and steep slopes because of it's entwined and spreading root system. You have been warned.....


On Oct 6, 2010, alzone7 from Gadsden, AL wrote:

I love this. In North Alabama it needs afternoon shade and mine has never gotten taller than 4'. Makes a pretty, politely-spreading clump. Just dig up the outliers and share with friends. Appreciates a bit of water in extended dry weather.


On Sep 3, 2009, plutodrive from Denver, CO (Zone 5b) wrote:

Another synonym for this plant is Rhus typhina 'Dissecta'.


On May 2, 2008, Molluska from Columbia, SC wrote:

Euell Gibbons' book alerted me to the "rhus-ade"" that can be made from soaking and mashing the berry heads. The red hairs have a refreshing acidey flavor, with a lot of natural pectin. Great to use with elderberries for a very clear, not too sweet jelly.


On May 1, 2008, Sasha24641 from Richlands, VA (Zone 6a) wrote:

I have one growing wild next to my driveway. It's really a nice plant/tree, unique! =)