Rhus ovata


Plant family: Anacardiaceae - Sumac


Plant type: Shrub

Plant origin: N/A, California

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One Gallon 702   9.99
24 inch box natural 0   259.99
Five gallon - Natural 57   29.99
Fifteen Gallon 5   89.99

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Flower Color Pink to Deep Red, White
Blooming Season Spring, Winter
Height 15-25 feet
Spread 35-40 feet
Sun / Shade   
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Wildlife Friendliness Rating
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Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub

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Clay, Decomposed Granite, Sand, Sandy Loam

Special Characteristic

Exceptional Fragrance, Good in Containers, Hedges and Screens, Important to Native People, Slope Stabilizer

Plant Highlights

The Sugarbush is large evergreen shrub, growing to be massive bushes. These fast growing shrubs have large green, leather that have a slight fold at the mid vein. The small, tightly configured flowers grow in a panicle style, fading from light whitish/pink to dark red. The flowers develop into small red berries that bring vermine and ground life to make nest amongst its branches. The Bush can be quite large and are often required to be cleared away around the home, due to the large sap content in its wood.

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