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Rhus ovata (Sugar Bush)

Rhus ovata
Sugar Sumac, Sugarbush, Sugar Bush

Indigenous to dry, mountainous regions in the Southwest, this dense evergreen shrub has lush, oval, leathery dark green leaves. Creamy white flowers in the spring are followed by small red fruit. Excellent drainage is critical to prevent verticillium wilt. Plant in full sun to part shade exposures.

Plant Type Native, Shrub
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Water Needs Low
Hardiness Zone Zone 8 (10° F)
Flower Color White
Flower Season Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Growth Rate Slow
Height 15 (ft)
Spread 15 (ft)
Spacing 8' - 10' (ft)
Characteristics Evergreen, Fruit & Berries, Showy
Attracts Birds, Wildlife
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Hedges and Screens
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Dry Soil
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Image by: MSWN
Image by: MSWN
Image by: MSWN

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