Tiger Eyes Sumac

General Information

Tiger Eyes Sumac is a great variation of the common sumac.  It features striking yellow foliage that is a stunning addition to the landscape.  New leaves emerge chartruese-green, and change to a brilliant golden yellow as they mature. Foliage may take on scarlet, orange coloring in the fall.  There are very small, insignificant yellow-green flowers early in the summer. Makes a wonderful dense shrub or hedge.  Will colonize by suckers, but is not generally aggressive as are others of the species. Common name: staghorn sumac.  Great as a hedge or accent plant.

Additional Information

Rhus typhina ‘Baitiger’ grows best in Full Sun.  It will grow 6-8′ tall with a similar spread.  Plant in zones 4 to 8. Attracts birds.  Deer resistant.  Tolerates black walnuts. Tiger Eyes is a whole plant mutation of R. typhina ‘Laciniata’ that was discovered in July of 1985. Can be used on slopes to control erosion.

Care & Shipping Notes

No significant insect or disease problems.  Watch for mites.  Powdery mildew, rust, leaf spot, and canker may cause minimal problems.  NOT AVAILABLE FOR SALE IN THESE US STATES AND TERRITORIES: AK, HI, GM, PR, VI. Also, WE NO LONGER SHIP TO CALIFORNIA due to Department of Ag restrictions on live plants.

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Mature Width6 to 8 Feet
Mature Height6 to 8 Feet
LightFull Sun
Planting Zone4 to 8
Shipping Size18 Inches Tall, 8 Inches Wide

Planting Zone Map

US Planting Zones

2 reviews for Tiger Eyes Sumac

  1. Frank Mount (verified owner)

    I’m shocked !!!!! I’ve been buying plants on line and through the postal service for years ! I’ve never received a plant in such good condition or packed so well !!! I’m deliriously happy with it ! The great size of the plant was a shocker too! As I said, I’ve been doing this for years and have gotten used to mediocre plants haphazardly packed and yours was neither!!! Big, healthy, happy plant !!!! I’m sure I’ll be dealing with you guys again soon! Oh, and by the way, I’m giving it as a present! I’ll be proud and happy to see the recipient’s face when she receives it!
    Thank you all so much for makin’ an old man so happy!

  2. Penny Howell

    I also received delivery of two tiger eye sumac two days ago. You people should be teaching the class on delivering plants. They were boxed perfectly, plants were in excellent shape, root Ball was moist and leaves were still intact on the plant. I lost a tiger eyes this year after 15 years and I placed these across from each other in my driveway. I am awaiting a ginkgo tree from another vendor. I just hope it arrives like your plants. I had never heard of you before but I would recommend your nursery. Thanks.

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