A full sun or part shade lover, this plant is easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Fall color will be best in full sun. Tolerates a wide range of soils provided they enjoy good drainage. Remove suckers by digging out all roots.
Likewise, people ask, will Tiger Eye sumac grow in shade?
“Tiger Eyes” sumac flourishes in full sun to light shade and poor to average well-drained soils. It likes an acidic soil with a pH between 4.6 and 6.0. Like its wild relatives, the cultivar has a shallow, wide root system valuable for erosion control on slopes and stream banks.
Just so, how do I prune Tigers eye?
How to Prune Rhus Tiger Eyes
- Prune tiger eyes sumac in early spring. Clean garden clippers with a rag dipped in denatured alcohol before beginning. …
- Shape the shrub by light pruning. Trim back any overly long branches just above a bud or lateral shoot. …
- Top trim the sumac if it is growing too tall for its space.
How long do Tiger Eye sumac live?
Tiger Eyes has no significant pest problems. It does sucker a bit, but not nearly as much as the larger form of sumac. You also may need to prune it to maintain the desired shape. This can be done in late winter when you can see the shrub’s form clearly.
Flowers are yellowish green and followed, on female plants, by hairy, dark red fruit. This plant spreads by suckers and can be invasive. The species is native to North America.
Sumac is a versatile plant that grows in almost any well-drained soil. Full sun or partial shade is fine for most varieties, but flameleaf or prairie sumac has better flowers and fall color if grown in full sun. The plants are drought tolerant, but grow taller if irrigated regularly in the absence of rain.
Plant Tiger Eyes™ sumac in well-drained soil and full to part sun. It tolerates poor soils quite well, thrives in clay and is drought tolerant once established.
dig up and transplant if you don’t want the mother plant to creep. * Great partner: Use in front of tall evergreens or underplant with gaillardia ‘Goblin,’ ‘Fanfare,’ ‘Arizona Sun,’ ‘Oranges and Lemons’ or ‘Tizzy.
Sumac plants grow vigorously following transplanting. Nearly 250 species of sumac exist in temperate and subtropical woodland environments around the world, including several species that are cultivated as ornamental shrubs for their reddish berries and attractive foliage.