Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest

Cutleaf Staghorn Sumac

{Picture of Cutleaf Staghorn Sumac}

Plant Information

  • Scientific Name: Rhus typhina 'Dissecta' Play audio of plant name
  • Family: Sumac
  • Parent: Rhus typhina
  • Zone: 3
  • Plant Size: 8-12'
  • Habit: Upright: suckering
  • Culture:

    Very adaptable. Tolerates poor dry soils. Full sun.

  • Notes:

    A selection with deeply divided leaves creating an elegant fine-textured plant. Its growth habit is lower and more irregular than the species, making a lovely, picturesque form. Is very similar and difficult to distinguish from the cultivar 'Laciniata'.

  • Pruning:Pruning animation

    Renewal pruning is accomplished by removing the largest, oldest stems (generally 1/4 to 1/3 of the total stems) as close to the ground as possible. This will stimulate new shoots to develop below the cuts which will fill in the plant creating a more dense and pleasing habit.

    Renewal pruning should be done when the plant is dormant, late fall to early spring.

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Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest

Bill Hoch, Associate Professor
Montana State University

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