Sumac, Tiger Eyes
Description: Tiger Eyes Sumac is a golden-leaved, dwarf, slow-spreading selection that is a valuable addition to the landscape. Tiger Eyes Sumac’s striking foliage gives this plant a long season of interest with deeply-cut, almost lacy leaves. The new growth starts out a vivid chartreuse, but soon changes to a bright yellow. It remains that color throughout the growing season, without burning even in full sun. In autumn the plants turn a brilliant scarlet-orange layered over the yellow, for an impressive, luminous show. The fuzzy-looking, purplish-pink stems offer a pleasing contrast to the lemony foliage. The plant has an open, loose form with a flat crown, and the branches angle upward, while the lacy leaves droop downward, resulting in an elegant overall look. The branches in winter can be quite pleasing.
Common Name: Tiger Eyes Sumac
Scientific Name: Rhus typhina ‘Bailtiger
Type: Perennial, Shrub
Exposure: Partial – Full Sun
Size: 5-6′ height, 5-6″ spread
Foliage Color: Green / Yellow in the Spring. Yellow, Scarlet, Orange in the Fall.
Landscape Use: Rock Gardens, Landscape Specimen, Accent Plant, Near Water Gardens or Ponds
Growth Rate: Moderate
Zone: 4 – 8
Companion Plants: Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grass, Catmint, Daylily, Blanket Flower, Tall Evergreens