Plant Profile

Plant Profile

Rhus ovata
sugar bush

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Rhus ovata or sugar bush is an evergreen dense shrub that can reach H 8′ x W 8′. Placed at the back of your garden, against the house, or as a hedge between neighbors. Clusters of attractive dark red berries – good for the feeding the birds in your garden.

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Plant Facts & Observations

Identification

Botanical Name

Rhus ovata

Common Name

sugar bush

Origin

California Native

Characteristics

Plant Type

Shrub

Growth Rate

Moderate growth rate

Mature Size

8 tall × 8 wide

Flower Color

Pink / Red

Blooming Season

Flowers Spring / Summer

Foliage

Evergreen

Wildlife Value

Bees, Songbirds

Climactic Requirements

Light

Full Sun / Filtered Sun

Water

Drought Tolerant
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