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Rhus typhina 'Tigereye Bailtiger' (Tiger eyes sumac, Staghorn sumac, Velvet sumac)

Rhus typhina 'Tigereye Bailtiger' Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Rhus typhina 'Tigereye Bailtiger' rus ty-FEE-nah Common Name: Tiger eyes sumac, Staghorn sumac, Velvet sumac Genus: Rhus
Lemon-lime foliage, fuzzy stems, and intense fall color make this sumac cultivar a standout. It grows into an upright, rounded form about 6 feet tall and as wide. New growth emerges chartreuse. Fall brings leaves of yellow, scarlet, and orange. Flowers are yellowish green and followed, on female plants, by hairy, dark red fruit. This plant spreads by suckers and can be invasive. The species is native to North America.
Noteworthy characteristics: Eye-catching foliage in spring, summer, and fall.
Care: Pick a site in full sun for best autumn color. Grow in moist but well-drained, moderately fertile soil. May be invasive.
Propagation: Sow seed in autumn in a seedbed. Take semi-ripe cuttings in summer, or root cuttings in winter. Separate suckers when plant is dormant.
Problems: Powdery mildew, Verticillium wilt, wood rot, leaf spot, blister, canker, dieback, caterpillars, scale insects.
Height 10 ft. to 15 ft.
Spread 15 ft. to 30 ft.
Growth Pace Invasive/Aggressive Grower;Moderate Grower
Light Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture Medium Moisture
Maintenance Moderate
Characteristics Attracts Birds; Native; Showy Fall Foliage; Showy Foliage; Showy Fruit
Bloom Time Early Summer; Late Summer; Summer
Foliage Color Colorful/Burgundy Foliage
Flower Color Green Flower; Yellow Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Naturalizing
Style Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Shrubs,Trees

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