#RockStarPlant - Tiger Eyes® Cutleaf Staghorn Sumac

Tiger Eyes® Cutleaf Staghorn Sumac is a #RockStarPlant that adds unique interest to every landscape. This multi-season stunner is hardy from zones 4-8, making it an excellent choice for warm and cold climate gardeners.

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Tiger Eyes fall color

Contrasting Stems

The rosy-pink leaf stems compliment the bright colors of the foliage well and add even more visual interest by angling upward, while the cut leaflets drape downward.

A close up of multiple Tiger Eyes stems that clearly show the rosy pink branches.

Perfect in any Condition

Tiger Eyes® is incredibly tolerant of a wide range of soils, including urban conditions. As well as being hardy in warmer and cooler climates, this rock star is the perfect choice for multiple landscapes.

A large Tiger Eyes as part of a landscape.

Drought? No problem.

In addition to being hardy across climates and soil conditions, Tiger Eyes® is also drought tolerant and can withstand those dryer conditions that cause frustration for some gardeners. Check out our blog on drought tolerant plants to learn even more.

Tiger Eyes featured in a garden at sunset.

Deer Resistant? Check.

Any backyard critters won’t be tempted to take a bite out of Tiger Eyes® thanks to its deer resistant qualities. To learn more about deer resistant plants and working with them in the garden, check out our blog.

Close up of a green Tiger Eyes branch.

Great for Mass Planting

Due to Tiger Eyes® versatility and size, it makes for a perfect mass planting option. Use it to create structure across your landscape while also creating a large, bold swath of color and texture. Check out our blog on mass planting for even more ideas on how to utilize Tiger Eyes® this way.

Care Tips for Tiger Eyes® Cutleaf Staghorn Sumac
  • Planting: To ensure you are planting your Tiger Eyes® correctly, check out our planting blog.
  • Watering: Be sure to watch our video on watering for the best tips and tricks to keep Tiger Eyes® hydrated all season long.
  • Fertilizing: Tiger Eyes® won’t need much fertilizer to kickstart that stunning color, but if you want to apply, be sure to use a granular, well balanced, slow-release fertilizer. Apply once in spring when you see green leafy new growth and be sure to follow the directions on the package. To learn more, watch our video on how to fertilize in spring.
  • Pruning: Tiger Eyes® doesn’t require any pruning.

Plant Details
  • Height: 6’
  • Width: 6’
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Hardiness Zone: 4-8
  • Heat Zone: 8
  • Shape: Upright, rounded
  • Foliage: Yellow
  • Fall foliage: Orange
Retail Therapy

Think your garden could use its own Tiger Eyes®? Order yours online here or use our Find a Retailer tool to find it at a local garden center near you!