Tiger eyes sumac Rhus typhina 'Tigereye Bailtiger' Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Tiger eyes sumac (Rhus typhina 'Tigereye Bailtiger') rus ty-FEE-nah 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. Overview 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 Flower Color Green Flower, Yellow Flower Foliage Color Colorful/Burgundy Foliage Uses Beds and Borders, Naturalizing Style Woodland Garden Seasonal Interest Summer Interest Type Shrubs Related Plants to Rhus typhina 'Tigereye Bailtiger' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Alder buckthorn Rhamnus frangula 'Asplenifolia' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Common witch hazel Hamamelis virginiana 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Hedgehog rose Rosa 'Frau Dagmar Hastrup' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 False spirea Sorbaria sorbifolia View the discussion thread.