Sugar Bush

(Chaparral Sumac)

 

 

Rhus ovata

 

Anacardiaceae

 

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Form: Shrub
Seasonality
: Evergreen

Size: 4-10 ft high and wide
Leaves
: Compound, lance shaped leaves
Flowers
: Red buds followed by cream colored clusters
Fruit
: Showy clusters of red fruit that attracts birds
Stems/Trunks
: Upright or spreading habit
Range/Origin
: Arizona to Baja California
Hardiness
: Sunset Zones 9-12, 14-24, 10o F

Comments: No thorns

 

CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS:

         Exposure: Full sun to partial shade

         Water: Moderate

         Soil: Most all, must be well drained

        Propagation: Seeds, cuttings, root cuttings, suckers

         Maintenance: Low, can be used as a hedge

 

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