drought devils

Rhus lancea



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About This Product

Botanical Name: Rhus lancea, Searsia lancea

Common Name: African Sumac

An evergreen tree with a spreading, umbrella crown and arching branches. Bark is reddish brown and fissured. Dark green, willow-like foliage is deeply dissected into slender leaflets. Nonshowy summer flowers are followed by dry fruits. Attracts birds. Tolerant of heat and drought.

USDA Zone: Zones 9 - 11

Sunset Zone: Zones 8, 9, 12 - 24

Mature Height: 20 - 30 feet

Mature Width: 20 - 35 feet

Light Needs: Full Sun

Water Needs: Low, Moderate

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