ca native drought devils

Rhus ovata



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About This Product

Botanical Name: Rhus ovata, Schmaltzia ovata

Common Name: Sugar Bush, Sumac

An evergreen shrub with a neat, upright, round growth habit. Dark green foliage is egg-shaped, pointed, and leathery. Spring, white-pink flower clusters are followed by fuzzy red fruits that are tasty in lemonade-type drinks. Fruits are smaller than those of R. integrifolia. Attracts birds. Good for erosion control. Southern California native. Likes hot, dry climates.

USDA Zone: Zones 6 - 10

Sunset Zone: Zones 9 - 12, 14 - 24

Mature Height: 6 - 12 feet

Mature Width: 6 - 12 feet

Light Needs: Full Sun

Water Needs: Low

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