added by empark
(14 months ago)
Chartreuse happens to be one of my favorite foliage colors, and while we're at it, I couldn't leave out everyone's favorite, Tiger Eyes staghorn sumac (Rhus typhina 'Bailtiger', zones 4 to 8). This shrub's parent is native to the eastern half of North America, and like the woody aralias, it features symmetrical, palmlike crowns of leaves atop shrubby stems. With sun, its leaves are electric yellow. I like them better in shade, where they shimmer in chartreuse.
As if its in-season color weren't enough, Tiger Eyes has showstopping red-orange fall foliage too. Like most staghorn sumacs, it will spread a bit by runners, though this variety is decidedly more restrained.