Plant Family / Rhus - Sumacs
Rhus (Sumac) can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs or trees of great ornamental value. Often noted for their terrific fall color, they produce showy clusters of berries (on female plants) that birds love. Tough, drought tolerant, easy to grow, Sumacs tolerate a wide range of soils, as long as they are well-drained. Depending on size, they can be used as ground covers, in shrub borders or massed in naturalized areas.
Award-winning Rhus Tiphina 'Dissecta' is an open, spreading, deciduous shrub or small tree with nice ornamental features. Its foliage of large, deeply dissected, fern-like, bright green leaves, 2 ft. long (60 cm), warms up to brilliant shades of red, orange and yellow in fall.
Considered to be a superior landscape plant to the species, thanks to its compact size, the quality of its golden foliage and its minimal suckering habit, award-winning Rhus Tiphina 'Tiger Eyes' is a real standout!