Plant family: Anacardiaceae - Sumac
Plant type: Shrub
Plant origin: N/A, California
Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub
Clay, Decomposed Granite, Sand, Sandy Loam
Exceptional Fragrance, Good in Containers, Hedges and Screens, Important to Native People, Slope Stabilizer
The Sugarbush is large evergreen shrub, that can be trained to form a small tree. These fast growing shrubs have large green, leathery leaves 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 pinkish red berry clusters which are very attractive set against the dark green leaves. Expect a height of 8-15 ft.and a spread of 8-10 ft.This plant requires minimal water after establishment and can be naturalized.
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