Best of the bunch
Rhus (sumach) The glorious autumn we’ve had has been enhanced by the spectacular foliage display of fiery reds and oranges produced by the rhus, or stag’s horn sumach, whose female plants produce strange-looking, velvety, crimson fruits.
Sumachs are grown for their brilliant autumn hues and large palm-like leaves which turn orange, red and purple.
The shrub will grow anywhere but it should be pruned regularly or it will become leggy and bare.
The most common type is R. Typhina, whose branches will grow to 12ft or more if left unpruned. If you want a smaller type, go for R. glabra.