Scientific name: The scientific name for staghorn sumac is Rhus typhina or Rhus hirta.
Height: The sumac might grow to 100-150 feet in 50 years or more!
Soil: The sumac needs rocky soil, loam soil, clay loam soil, or just plain dry soil.
Bark: The bark is smooth and has hairs all over it. The bark feels smooth and furry like a deer's horns in velvet; this is how they got their name. The color is light brown and it has some violet pink, too.
Leaves: The leaves have little ridges on them. The leaves also grow to 9-10 inches! The shape of the leaves are like an oval with ridges. The leaves feel smooth and a little bumpy. The color is a lime color.
Berries: The berries are what looks like a pink dot. You can make some refreshing sumac lemonade!
Wood: The sumac is used for dye. The dye is used for colors on clothes, toys, shoes, folders and papers too. They make the dye with the wood.
Interesting Facts: The sumac can grow to be nine feet around. The largest sumac recorded lives in Illinois. It's 257 feet tall. This tree is deciduous. This tree is also stubby.