Rhus typhina - Staghorn sumac
This is the largest of the North American Sumac's which is an open spreading shrub that can grow 15-25’ tall along woodland edges, road-sides and stream/swamp areas. Reddish-brown hairs cover the branchlets and it is noted for ornamental fruiting clusters and its beautiful fall colors as the leaves turn shades of yellow, orange and red. Tiny greenish-yellow flowers bloom in June-July with male and female flower cones occurring on separate plants. The hairy, berry-like drupes ripen red in fall, gradually turn dark red and last most of the winter. The fruit is attractive to wildlife.
Full Sun/Semi-Shade, Average, Well-drained Soil, Summer, 15-25’ Tall, Zones 3-8