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Rhus typhina 'Dissecta' (Cut-leaved stag's horn sumach)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
2.5m
Max height
2.5m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Rhus typhina 'Dissecta'

Other names

Cut-leaved stag's horn sumach, Rhus typhina 'Laciniata', Fire fern sumach

Genus

Rhus Rhus

Species

R. typhina 'Dissecta' - R. typhina 'Dissecta' is a deciduous, suckering shrub with deeply dissected foliage that turns red and orange in autumn. Yellow, erect panicles of green-yellow female flowers are followed by dense clusters of red fruit.


Rhus typhina 'Dissecta' is: Deciduous

Habit

Spreading, Suckering

Toxicity

All parts are highly toxic if ingested and foliage may cause skin irritation.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Yellow-green in Summer

Foliage

Green in Summer; Orange, Red in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

Coral spot , Verticillium wilt Coral spot , Verticillium wilt

General care

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Rhus typhina 'Dissecta' (Cut-leaved stag's horn sumach) will reach a height of 2.5m and a spread of 2.5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders

Cultivation

Grow in moist, free-draining soil. Autumn colour will be best in full sun. Remove suckers by digging out all roots.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Rhus typhina 'Dissecta'

Other names

Cut-leaved stag's horn sumach, Rhus typhina 'Laciniata', Fire fern sumach

Genus

Rhus Rhus

Species

R. typhina 'Dissecta' - R. typhina 'Dissecta' is a deciduous, suckering shrub with deeply dissected foliage that turns red and orange in autumn. Yellow, erect panicles of green-yellow female flowers are followed by dense clusters of red fruit.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Spreading, Suckering

Toxicity

All parts are highly toxic if ingested and foliage may cause skin irritation.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Yellow-green in Summer

Foliage

Green in Summer; Orange, Red in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

Specific diseases

Coral spot , Verticillium wilt

General care

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Rhus typhina 'Dissecta' (Cut-leaved stag's horn sumach) will reach a height of 2.5m and a spread of 2.5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders

Cultivation

Grow in moist, free-draining soil. Autumn colour will be best in full sun. Remove suckers by digging out all roots.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4, Zone 3

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Rhus typhina 'Dissecta' (Cut-leaved stag's horn sumach)

Common pest name

pink wax scale; red was scale; ruby wax scale

Scientific pest name

Ceroplastes rubens

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Based on its biology and low potential impact continued action on this pest in the UK would not be considered appropriate. It is likely to be of more concern to southern Member States of the EU; as it is an economic pest of citrus.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Rhus typhina 'Dissecta' (Cut-leaved stag's horn sumach)

Common pest name

; mango aphid

Scientific pest name

Aphis odinae

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Aphid pest unlikely to survive in the UK and considered to be little or no pytosanitary risk.

Defra's Risk register #3

Plant name

Rhus typhina 'Dissecta' (Cut-leaved stag's horn sumach)

Common pest name

Stubby-root nematode

Scientific pest name

Trichodorus cedarus

Type

Nematode

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Polyphagous nematode pest from Asia; occasionally intercepted by the UK. Causes direct feeding damage on plant roots and has the potential to vector viruses.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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