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Sumac
by Becky Harris

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Becky Harris added this to Great Design Tree: Staghorn Sumac
How to use it. "I like the tropical look of the foliage and the bare trunks," says landscape designer Lori Scott. "It attains its height quickly, then doesn't get taller." Staghorn sumacs can spread like wildfire, particularly in its native East Coast habitats. Colonies of the plants are easy to grow for effective windbreaks and to stabilize steep banks, preventing erosion. "I like this small tree in certain situations, only where it is rarely irrigated and where the root zone will not be disturbed (to limit suckering somewhat)," says Scott. "It can be invasive in some areas, but that isn't a problem in the Pacific Northwest."

What Houzzers are commenting on:

Kath Stavrellis added this to Courtyard thoughts
September 17, 2014
windbreak
shagrock added this to landscape
September 13, 2012
plant for lower area
inezadams197 added this to inezadams197's ideas
August 30, 2012
How to use it. "I like the tropical look of the foliage and the bare trunks," says landscape designer Lori Scott. "It attains its height quickly, then doesn't get taller." Staghorn sumacs can spread like wildfire, particularly in its native East Coast habitats. Colonies of the plants are easy to grow for effective windbreaks and to stabilize steep banks, preventing erosion.
annabelfaris added this to annabelfaris's ideas
August 29, 2012
Small Trees
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