shrub

Tiger Eye Sumac

Rhus typhina 'Bailtiger'

Add To My Plant List

print page
 
Tiger Eye Sumac (Rhus typhina 'Bailtiger') at Millcreek Nursery Ltd

Tiger Eye Sumac in fall

Tiger Eye Sumac in fall

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Tiger Eye Sumac (Rhus typhina 'Bailtiger') at Millcreek Nursery Ltd

Tiger Eye Sumac

Tiger Eye Sumac

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Tiger Eye Sumac (Rhus typhina 'Bailtiger') at Millcreek Nursery Ltd

Tiger Eye Sumac in fall

Tiger Eye Sumac in fall

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  4 feet

Spread:  4 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Description:

An exciting new plant on the scene, featuring finely cut tropical-looking foliage which emerges chartreuse turning bright gold all season; fabulous yellow, orange and scarlet fall color; suckers less than the species; a great garden color accent.

Ornamental Features

Tiger Eye Sumac has gold foliage which emerges chartreuse in spring. The deeply cut ferny pinnately compound leaves turn an outstanding orange in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Tiger Eye 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.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Tiger Eye Sumac is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Tiger Eye Sumac will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer 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. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selection of a native North American species.

This plant is not reliably hardy in our region, and certain restrictions may apply; contact the store for more information.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Garden 
Applications
Fall Color  Texture  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features