Go Back Sumac Tiger Eyes Cutleaf Staghorn

Rhus typhina 'Bailtiger'
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Plant Type: Deciduous Shrubs

Tiger Eyes is a beautiful golden-leafed form of Cutleaf Staghorn Sumac. An attractive, upright, spreading plant. New growth is a lively chartreuse green, quickly changing to yellow, both colors contrasting nicely with the rosy-pink leaf stems. The branches angle upward while the deeply cut leaflets drape downward, giving it a rather oriental look. As magnificent as the summer colors are, the dramatic effect of yellow, orange and intense scarlet in autumn are unparalleled.


Tiger Eyes Sumac is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a stunning habit of growth, which features almost oriental horizontally-tiered branches. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition, which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.

Tiger Eyes Sumac will grow to be about 6 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn’t necessarily require plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions, can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is tolerant of urban pollution, and inner city environments.

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Thrives in most soil types and becomes drought tolerant once established.

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Foliage is green in spring, yellow in summer, and yellow, orange and scarlet in fall.

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6 ft. wide and high

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