I’ve never heard of growing sumac as a houseplant, but they are very hardy, so who knows? It seems to be about as invasive as bamboo. I am looking for 4 season interest. First, it is a low growing selection growing only six feet tall and wide. We’re located in Minnesota and Tiger Eyes is not usually that aggressive, though the species staghorn sumac can be. It can take a while in the spring for the new leaves to form. judyswont. Hi, I’m having this tree for 7 years and I was always enjoying it a lot. Sorry you are having this much suckering — Tiger Eyes is normally a well-behaved plant. Or should we transplant the suckers instead (haven’t had luck yet with getting suckers to grow roots). New growth is a lively chartreuse green, quickly changing to yellow with both colors contrasting nicely with the rosy-pink leaf … I’ve already transplanted several of the suckers with good success (I only do this in the winter when it’s dormant…never had success in the summer), so I’m not particularly worried, but I would like to know if it’ll just keeping going downhill, or if I can expect a recovery next year. Or should that only be done certain times of the year? I suggest researching Staghorn Sumac or Smooth Sumac. Mine are 3 years old, I have 3 in my landscaping and only one is blooming so far. You might want to try to find the roots heading into your neighbor’s yard and cut them in your yard before they get next door. First, it is a low growing selection growing only six feet tall and wide. Fruit is attractive to wildlife.Genus name comes from the Greek name for one species, Rhus coriaria.Specific epithet means like the genus Typha (cattail plant) in reference to the velvety young branches.TIGER EYES is a dwarf, golden-leaved, staghorn sumac cultivar that typically matures to only 6’ tall and as wide. Foundations. Also, are there male and female plants? We redesigned our garden area, and have an spot we would like to use for the tree, but because of the afore mentioned problem, would like to trans-plant it to a permanant planter pot in an area that faces south-west, and gets good sunlight. I live in Illinois and right now it’s pretty hot here. Thanks for your response Mary. But it has a few characteristics home gardeners resent: It is large (16-feet-tall by 20 feet wide), it sends up sprouts everywhere and (as I well know) a mature staghorn sumac can be easily uprooted in high winds. Is there hope for this growing and thriving here or am I fighting an uphill battle? Please tell me, is it possible that my tree is still alive and just slower down this year? With these disadvantages in mind, breeders created Tiger Eyes™ sumac (Rhus typhina ‘Bailtiger’), a chartruese-leaved, shorter variety that adds a striking presence to foundation beds and other garden spaces. Tiger Eyes ® is a beautiful golden-leafed form of cutleaf staghorn sumac. It’s sprouting new leaves from the base but the existing large branches are not blooming but they’re fuzzy which tells me they’re still alive. That might also cause it to lean a bit. I want to prune it way back down so the new growth starts lower, but I am afraid of pruning too radically. Is it dry winter? We sell out every time a new crop comes online. The Garden wouldn't be the Garden without our Members, Donors and Volunteers. Does it happen sometime with those trees? Most sucker growth is off the root system near the parent plant. Any suggestions? I’ve always been unsure as to let these winter over (which I’ve done every winter) or take them off…which is it? If you planted it this spring, my guess is deer. There is no middle ground. On one … Tiger Eyes sumac. Shrub borders. You could try putting a stake near it and tying it up. Foliage contrasts well with the purplish branches and stems. If it is dying, then I’ll likely just dig it out and replace it with one of the babies. Is there a smart way to get it to grow a bit more vertically without damage? I am in Anoka and I have other tiger eyes that are just fine. Tall with an umbrella habit as it matures, stagorn or cutleaf sumac is a great choice for larger, wilder landscapes. However, it can also be mined in Namibia, the USA, Canada, … I made the hole two times the radius needed and have watered it in addition to having a sprinkler system. Sally — You don’t mention where you are located. La croissance de cet arbuste est rapide et sa taille … It does not do well in very clay soil, so if that is what you have, you may want to amend the soil carefully or choose another shrub. What should I do about those creeping suckers? Tolerate: Rabbit, Drought, Erosion, Dry Soil, Black Walnut. So we now mow them. Reminiscent of wild sumac … We live in Northfield, MN. Trimming tiger eyes sumac. It grows into an upright, rounded form about 6 feet tall and as wide. I planted one of these 3 yrs ago and it has now outgrown the space I put it in, plus it is suckering quite a lot. I plan to plant tiger eye sumacs along a fence in an area with dappled light, not full sun, and damp soil. It would be a great addition to many garden styles and spaces. Tiger Eyes Sumac is a golden-leaved, dwarf, slow-spreading selection that is a valuable addition to the landscape. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. 9 years ago. Its horizontal form makes it a good addition to Asian-influenced garden areas. I planted one of these several weeks ago to replace one I’d had for two years that was damaged over winter either by cold or deer or both. Now sprouts are growing up to 15 feet from the original plant and it will require some excavation efforts to remove it. Good luck. Staghorn Sumac, Smooth Sumac, and Shining Sumac are all native to Wisconsin. You will be … Tiger Eyes has no significant pest problems. The largest number of Tiger’s Eye stones can be found in the Northern Cape Province in South Africa and Thailand. If u want something very easy to grow that will take up a very large space I would say to go with it but after the mess it had caused I’d say it’s not worth it and is invasive. I just planted a tiger eyes sumac this spring, and it has been doing great, but I noticed with some of the bottom branches That the leaves are turning brown and then the branch itself breaks off. Also, the start is a healthy little tree about 3′ tall, how long will it take to reach mature size? I don’t think your neighbor’s glysophate use will kill the shrubs. No serious insect or disease problems. We have a couple of Tiger Eyes sumac on our back yard surrounding our water feature that are approximately 10 years old. … I am considering Tiger Eyes for screening the view of the street from my window. I want to have my branches stay towards the top of the tree so we see more of the trunks at the bottom, can I remove bottom branches as I want at any time? You’ll have better luck replanting suckers. Thanks-. Sumac is a bit slow to leaf out in the spring. How can I help to my tree? It has dramatic, bold, deeply divided leaves that are chartreuse green in spring, bright yellow in summer … You will find several that will work in your zone … Deeply dissected, pinnate compound leaves (to 1-2’ long) emerge chartreuse in spring, but quickly mature to bright yellow. What do I do next???? My tiger eye sumac is getting too tall, with all of the foliage at the top and the trunks down below all appear really old. They go from chartreuse to gold, orange, … Asked March 17, 2020, 1:21 PM EDT. They ended up great. Angela — In a former home, I had a regular staghorn sumac (the big kind because it was a big yard near a wild area) and it suckered like crazy. The Tiger Eyes Sumac, also known as the Staghorn Sumac, is famous for its spectacular fall color and effortless spreading growth. Will wait and see. This is an open, spreading shrub (sometimes a small tree) that typically grows 15-25’ tall. Do anyone know what they are? The second and most noteworthy characteristic of Tiger Eyes sumac is its dissected, bright yellow foliage. Thanks! Could it be transplanted to somewhere more sunny? Besides this I have already cleaned up a rats nest mess left under a large stressed fir (I think by the city) that was growing into the neighbors G I A N T burning bush and managed to get grass to grow under it. Thank you for your fast response and your advise! My tiger eyes sumac came with out house in Northeastern Washington. Cut-Leaf Staghorn Sumac, Stag's Horn Sumac Tiger Eyes®, Sumac Tiger Eyes®, Rhus typhina 'Bailtiger' PP16185 Considered to be a superior landscape plant to the species, thanks to its compact size, the … It still suckers but the plants I have been … Le Sumac de Virginie 'Tiger Eyes' appartient à la famille des Anacardiacées. How is the best way to control this without encouraging more spread? I feel like I’m watering it enough, however I can’t Figure out why this is happening. Some sources list it as hardy to USDA Zone 4, but other Minnesota-based sources, say it is hardy to zone 3, so this may be a good bet for northern Minnesota gardeners, too. Rhus typhina 'Tigereye Bailtiger'. Easily grown in average, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. We’d like some to grow in our backyard to add some chartreuse color & fill in gaps in our yard. Will that work? I live in Fremont. I just let some of the suckers take off. A couple of times a year, I took my big pruner and cut the suckers down at ground level. When it comes to sumac plants in the landscape, Tiger Eyes sumac (Rhus typhina "Bailtiger"), hardy in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 4 through 8, just may take the cake. I usually give stressed plants through June to see if they come back. This is located in some landscaping I had done a few summers ago at our lake home near Erskine, MN. I’m wondering now what the expected life span is for this plant. With watering and mulching, is this a suitable time of year to plant the Tiger Eyes in an area of the back yard, or is the risk too great for winter damage that I should plan for late spring planting? Species plants may spread aggressively by root suckers.TIGER EYES is less aggressive. Tiger Eyes Sumac offers year round visual interest for sunny areas of the landscape. I have never grown one in a pot, but several others have. http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=c861, https://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/untraditional-container-plants. Can I pot one up and leave it outside for the winter? I attempted to pull up one of the sprouts and it was growing from a 1 inch diameter root about 1 foot in the ground. Jenifer — I have one that is leaning, too. Tiger Eyes is very adaptable to container life, as you have found out. It sounds like it might have gotten nipped by the cold. So great I may have to transplant one next spring because it is taking over some of my roses. It is considered to be a superior landscape plant to ‘Laciniata’ as well as to the species (Rhus typhina) because of its dwarf size, quality yellow foliage and minimal suckering. It does sucker a bit, but not nearly as much as the larger form of sumac. Each leaf has 13-27 toothed, lanceolate-oblong leaflets (each to 2-5” long). ‘Tiger Eyes,’ which is completely sterile and grows to 6 feet high and wide, earned a … My tiger eye thrives in Duluth, Mn and I have so many suckers, I’m considering bringing one in to try as a houseplant. Not sure why it died back, lots of suckers though. Don't miss out. It's a very popular, sought after shrub. It features striking yellow foliage that is a stunning addition to the landscape. Photo: Courtesy of Bailey Nurseries. Also he pours glyphosate like water out on the ground along the long chain link fence to control grass. I planted one 2 years ago and it has a number of volunteers coming up, can I dig them up and replant them where I actually want them? My tiger eye spread is about 30 feet and there is only 4 large clusters throughout the 30 feet of landscripe. I’ve had a Tiger Eye in my yard (Southern IL, Zone 5-6) for roughly 10 years, and it’s done wonderfully until this year where it appears to be declining in health (it didn’t leaf out nearly as much as usual). My sumac was planted last year and did great but this Spring it won’t leaf out. Hamill describes 'Tiger Eyes' sumac as a jagged, Japanese-like shrub with cut-leaf shapes. I have the same issue with mine, Sally. Tiger Eyes is a cultivar, so the seeds may not come true. If its colorful … I live 35 miles north of Alexandria MN and it was extremely cold last winter so you’re no doubt correct about it getting nipped. We would like to keep the tree about 4-5 feet high and wide. Has that been tried before? Is it getting enough sun? I scratched the bark and there is no green, I am in zone 5 and thought this is unusual. (left to right) Tiger Eyes® Sumac, Staghorn Sumac, Smooth Sumac & Shining Sumac foliage. I’m wanting to use a tiger eye my friend gave me about 5′ from our 3,000 gallon, rubber lined goldfish pond. You also may need to prune it to maintain the desired shape. New leaves emerge chartruese-green, and change to a brilliant … Hi! So this is a … It is also noted for its ornamental fruiting clusters and excellent fall foliage color. You can scratch the bark with a fingernail and see if there is green underneath. (That is, they may look like one of the parent or grandparent plants.) Some susceptibility to leaf spots, rusts, powdery mildew, blister and cankers. Good luck. Staghorn sumac is a large treelike shrub native to the eastern edge of Minnesota, Wisconsin and much of southeastern Canada. Can anyone tell me what to expect? Tolerant of a wide range of soils except for those that are poorly drained. You probably could. Tiger Eyes Sumac is a great variation of the common sumac. Deer again or some other pest? And when the plant is cut to the ground, instead of growing on on older stems as you see here, it’s even more colorful. I have had tiger eyes in my landscripe for over 10 years and have just been delightful how beautiful they Change colors. I’d put it in a protected spot and mulch around the pot just to be sure. Large, compound, odd-pinnate leaves (each to 24” long) are bright green above during the growing season and glaucous beneath. We planted it, and it’s beautiful! It still suckers but the plants I have been watching for the past five years confine the suckers close to the base of the original plant and it will take the colony considerable time to spread out of its original planting zone. It is invasive, after six years it began having suckers/sprouts all across the yard from even ten feet away. Here are two articles about growing them in containers. Tiger Eyes Sumac’s striking foliage gives this plant a long season of interest with deeply … Thank you, I will take any suggestions and realize it is my prerogative. The trunk is about an inch plus in diameter, and is leaning toward the sidewalk. Springtime finds … From what I have seen, Smooth Sumac … Like the species staghorn sumac, Tiger Eyes has a shallow root system and benefits from some mulch, especially at first. It sounds like the suckers are heading into your neighbor’s yard, in which case you might not be able to do that. Tiger Eyes® Cutleaf Staghorn Sumac is a deciduous shrub with colorful foliage. Tiger Eyes (Rhus typhina 'Bailtiger' Tiger Eyes) is a cultivated variety of staghorn sumac. Cloud, MN. I have not seen any pictures showing the seeds. Hi Mary, my husband and I bought one of these not this summer, but the summer before. Good luck! Excellent landscape specimen or accent. I don’t want to give my neighbor a hard time but the shading for our house is totally necessary. The "Tiger Eyes" staghorn sumac (R. typhina 'Bailtiger' Tiger Eyes) cultivar provides year-round color in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 4 through 8. This year my tree doesn’t have green leaves yet. That is aggressive! This can be done in late winter when you can see the shrub’s form clearly. It might be wise to remove and replace with something less invasive. Tiger Eyes® Cutleaf Staghorn Sumac (Rhus typhina ‘Bailtiger’) is among the group of plants that elicit a strong reaction from gardeners; they either love it or they hate it. However with regular rains we have been having the tree is suckering past the cement fence footing. It’s a very hardy shrub and should have no trouble with your winters. Your local nursery might have other suggestions. This is a suckering shrub that will form thickets in the wild via self-seeding and root suckering.TIGER EYES will slowly spread by suckering, but is not aggressive as is the case with species plants. Salt from neighbors driveway? How to Use Tiger Eyes® … My questions are; what success can we expect by doing this, and what material & size container should we use? Thanks for the idea. Located in Omaha, NE. I do see another growth,it looks like a cluster of seeds, it’s only on the 8 to 10 year old ones. I know it’s alive, just not sprouting at the ends of the branches-but the base and trunk are. Yes. Thanks a lot, They sprout later than other bushes. It is particularly noted for the reddish-brown hairs that cover the young branchlets in somewhat the same way that velvet covers the horns of a stag (male deer), hence the common name. Also, can you suggest companion plants to pair with the sumacs? Also effective when massed. Alina. Tiger Eyes Sumac is on the list of plants “occasionally severely damaged by deer.” There are plants other than barberry that are deer resistant. New growth … Birds love it and the fruits can be used for everything from dyes to lemonade. Leaves turn attractive shades of yellow/orange/red in autumn. This year, it is currently about 18 inches tall, and leafing out well, with beautiful colors. So my question is how to take care of it when Winter comes. Shop 2.25-gallon significant tiger eyes; staghorn sumac feature tree (lw03328) in the trees section of Lowes.com Will I regret that location? The fall leaves are amazing! It may be tough to get these to thrive in your area as it is on the edge of the range for Tiger Eyes. Tiger Eyes is a medium-sized shrub with striking color and interesting form. We need … Mine has grown substantially underground. Yes, now is a great time to plant shrubs. https://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/untraditional-container-plants, https://www.torontomastergardeners.ca/askagardener/tiger-eyes-sumac/, Oops, I should have mentioned I live in zone 7. Good luck! Check out our list. Fall color is vibrant orange/gold. You sure can. Give it sometime this spring to leaf out. Mary-can the branches be pruned to allow for the plant to grow? Plant one or more for an incredible presence in your yard or in a naturalized area. Do you think they still have a chance? The plants like sun to part-sun and tolerate dry soil well. Tiger Eyes™, a 2004 release from Bailey Nurseries, is a big departure from the typical staghorn sumac. Gretchen — No it does not have the seed pods that the normal staghorn has. At this time I keep cutting small dead branches off every two – three weeks. Scale, aphids and caterpillars may appear. An employee of the nursery discovered this mutation of ‘Laciniata’ among a stand of … It is slightly taller than 6 ft. We are just north of the city but 4b here is a narrow edge between zone five and zone 3. Tiger Eyes is hardy to zone 4a, so as far north as St. Green is a sign of life. I’d give it a bit more time, but it may not make it. Pick a durable pot (my recommendation would be out of fiberglass because it’s tough and not too heavy) in a fairly large size — at least 20 or more inches across and fairly deep. Received the Tiger Eye as a present in early August 2020 and planted it that very afternoon in rich soil for the first 12-14 inches then hard pan. I had the same problem. That said, I have pruned vigorous shrubs, including sumac, in late summer or early fall without seeing any negative effects. Rhus typhina, commonly called staghorn sumac, is the largest of the North American sumacs. Be sure to get some roots and keep them watered the first season. http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=c861. The bright color of Tiger Eyes makes it a perfect focal point or use a row or clump of them to draw the eye toward a section of the garden. They have … Does Tiger Eyes produce beautiful seed pods like normal Staghorn summac? The Tiger Eyes Sumac is a bright, eye-catching shrub that grows up to 6 feet tall and as much across. I really liked that Tigers Eye! The neighbor had someone across the street trim up his Burning Bush, into a very attractive form except the pruning was extremely rough, maybe savage. It’s important to maintain a regular watering schedule when the plants are getting established during the first year after planting. Tiny, greenish-yellow flowers bloom in terminal cone-shaped panicles in late spring to early summer (June-July), with male and female flower cones primarily occurring on separate plants (dioecious). The leaves bud a chartreuse color and gradually turn yellow on the plant. Hey all! Need too know or where to look for insight. Bailey Nurseries recently introduced ‘Tiger Eyes’ cutleaf staghorn sumac as part of its First Editions plant line. This deciduous shrub likes full sun and matures to around 6' tall x 6' wide. My Tiger Eyes is beautiful and serves a very practical purpose shading a southern facing wall from direct sun all day long. It was discovered in a cultivated nursery setting in July of 1985 as a whole plant mutation of R. … Yes, you could transplant it if it is not too large. Im having the same issue. We thought it died due to we never got it in the ground, then winter came. It was discovered in a cultivated nursery setting in July of 1985 as a whole plant mutation of R. typhina ‘Laciniata’. It seems to be working it’s way up. Anyone transplanted a tiger eye sumac? It is on the east side of the house. I planted one last fall, and it is gorgeous this year. It is native to woodland edges, roadsides, railroad embankments and stream/swamp margins from Quebec to Ontario to Minnesota south to Georgia, Indiana and Iowa. Hi, I have a Tiger Eye that we have left in the original nursery plastic container for several years, out of fear of having suckers sprouting up in undesireable places (an issue we discovered after purchasing the tree). TIGER EYES is a dwarf, golden-leaved, staghorn sumac cultivar that typically matures to only 6’ tall and as wide. Tiger Eyes grow to about 6 feet tall and about that wide in an ideal situation. Watch for mites. Hi Mary, Any low plant that would match its light and soil needs would be fine — maybe nepeta or hostas that can handle some light? Lemon-lime foliage, fuzzy stems, and intense fall color make this sumac cultivar a standout. A bank of Tiger Eyes sumac adds striking contrast to evergreens and rocks nearby. Every winter after the leaves fall what remains is a bunch of rust red cones about 5 inches tall. Generally tolerant of urban conditions. I’ve had my Tigers Eye Sumac for 3 years and it’s done very well – about 5’ tall and full of new leaves until this spring. Selectively cut some. Il est issu du Sumac de Virginie originaire de l'est et de l'est des Etats-Unis. The new one, basically just a stick, was leafing out nicely, but now I see that the upper growth is gone and it only has a few leaves left near the bottom. Foliage may acquire some striking orange and scarlet tones in fall. It’s worth a try. Zone 5, Central Illinois. It’s zone 5 here. Chicago, IL. Gretchen Tiger-eye is very similar to its cousin Staghorn Sumac which is very abundant here in the Northeast United States. THe best time to prune shrubs (other than those that bloom in the spring) is late winter or early spring. I planted it as much as I could 6 feet from the neighbors boundary as the plant card said it would only sucker up to six feet. I’m not sure where you are located, but if the weather has warmed up, it should be sending out leaves by now. My hb wants to cut it off which is hurting my heart! Side note, I’ve had mine sucker up to 15-20 feet away, though that’s pretty rare. Any help would be greatly appreciated! I would leave them on — they are seed pods — food for the birds and winter interest! The pinnately compound leaves are to 18 inches long with each 3-to 4-inch-long leaflet incised … Salt isn’t much of a problem for sumac, but it doesn’t do well in really wet spots. U.S. Plant Patent PP16,185 was issued on January 3, 2006. From borders to foundation plantings or even focal points in your flower beds, the Tiger Eyes … The new foliage on Tiger Eye Sumac is colorful in the spring. Even if the top has died, the roots … Thank you. (We live just outside of Detroit Mi) When this last spring rolled around, our Tiger Eyes Cutleaf Staghorn Sumac came back to life. The others just have suckers everywhere. Female flowers produce showy pyramidal fruiting clusters (to 8” long), with each cluster containing numerous hairy, berry-like drupes which ripen bright red in autumn, gradually turning dark red as they persist through much of the winter. Should I let the leaves fall and not touch it until Spring? Tiger Eyes sumac is different from the typical staghorn sumac in several ways. Tiger’s Eye Properties. In addition to the chartreuse to gold color it has in summer, Tiger Eyes has a bright reddish orange color in fall. Tiger Eyes Sumac is a cutleaf staghorn sumac selection with chartreuse leaflets changing to yellow contrasting with pink stems. Can you plant the tiger eye sumac red fruit seed pods that come out in July? How is drainage in the area? I held back on the purchase of the beautiful Tiger Eyes sumac but it was indicated that this was an ‘improved’ variety. We love ours tiger eye against our silver spruce but it’s suckers are now 20′ into the yard. Whether it is spring, summer, winter or fall, Tiger Eyes Sumac has something to offer. * Common name: Staghorn sumac Tiger Eyes * Botanical name: Rhus typhina ‘Bailtiger’ * What it is: A native, drought-tough, deer-resistant, bright-gold-leafed deciduous shrub with horizontal branches and opposite cut-edged leaves that give a lacy look to the plant. Thanks for commenting. Or will than do damage? Here’s a profile of the plant that you might find useful. Tiger Eyes sumac is different from the typical staghorn sumac in several ways. Order yours today!

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