SELECTIONS FOR 2012
Rhus typhina ‘Bailtiger’ Tiger
Eyes® and ‘Laciniata’
Sumacs are native to Oklahoma and
these selections have unique
characteristics. Tiger Eyes® is bright
lime green to yellow all summer,
turning brilliant bronzy red in fall.
Tiger Eyes® can grow 6 to 7 feet tall.
Laciniata or laceleaf sumac has deeply
divided leaflets that create a fine-textured,
lacey appearance and turn
shades of red, orange and yellow in
fall. This cultivar can grow 10 to 15
feet tall. As with any other sumac they
spread by suckers forming thickets.
Fruit form in pyramidal clusters and
are hairy red berry-like drupes that
persist into winter providing interest
and food for wildlife. Flowers that
bloom in spring attract bees and
butterflies. These selections of sumac
are all great for naturalized areas and
•Exposure: Full sun to part shade
•Soil: Prefers moist, well-drained soil;
tolerant of high pH soils and pollution
•Hardiness: USDA Zone 3-7
Photos by David Hillock
For more information about Oklahoma Proven contact David Hillock, 405-744-5158.
Foliage of ‘Laciniata’