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Rhus typhina 'Dissecta' AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Shrub

Habit

Suckering

Toxicity

All parts are highly toxic if ingested. Contact with foliage may aggravate skin allergies

Resilience

Hardiness

H6 (hardy - very cold winter)

Colour

Flower

Green and Yellow in Summer

Foliage

Green in Spring and Summer
Orange and Red in Autumn

Fruit

Red in Autumn

Size

Ultimate height

1.5-2.5 metres

Ultimate spread

1.5-2.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

10-20 years


Preferred common name

cut-leaved stag's horn sumach

Family

Anacardiaceae


Rhus can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs or trees with simple, pinnate or palmately-divided leaves often colouring brilliantly in autumn, and inconspicuous yellow flowers in spring or summer, followed by small, spherical red fruits in dense clusters

'Dissecta' is an open, spreading, suckering deciduous shrub with fern-like, incised leaves turning red and orange in autumn. Female, with conspicuous crimson fruit clusters in autumn

Synonym(s)

  • Rhus hirta 'Laciniata'
  • Rhus typhina f. laciniata
  • Rhus typhina 'Laciniata' hort.

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

  • South-facing, West-facing or East-facing
  • Exposed or Sheltered

Cultivation

Grow in moist but well-drained soil in full sun to obtain best autumn colour. Remove suckers

Soil

  • Moist but well-drained
  • Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
  • Sand, Clay, Chalk or Loam

Propagation

Propagate by seed or semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Coastal, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds or Low Maintenance


How to care

Pruning

Pruning group 7

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

May be subject to coral spot and verticillium wilt