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Rhus virens v. virens (Evergreen Sumac)

Rhus virens v. virens
Evergreen Sumac, Tobacco Sumac, Lambrisco, Lentrisco

This medium sized evergreen shrub is native to the rocky slopes of southeastern Arizona, New Mexico, Texas & Mexico at elevations of 2100-5000'. It has a moderate growth rate to about 8' tall by 10' wide. The dark green compound leaves have thick waxy lance-shaped leaflets with pointed tips. New growth may appear bronze-red as it first emerges. It grows well in full sun or part shade but requires good drainage. Clusters of small white flowers in the spring are followed by showy red berries. In the low desert, partial shade is preferred.

Plant Type Native, Perennial, Shrub
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Water Needs Low, Average
Hardiness Zone Zone 7 (0° F)
Flower Color White
Flower Season Spring, Summer
Growth Rate Moderate, Slow
Height 8 (ft)
Spread 10 (ft)
Spacing 2' - 3' (ft)
Characteristics Evergreen, Fruit & Berries
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Tolerance Dry Soil, Heat
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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