Rhus integrifolia

Lemonade berry. Versatile, aromatic shrub generally 3-10’ high and as wide. Leaves are variable in shade, dark green and leathery to 3” long, sometimes with shallowly toothed edges. White to pink flowers appear in dense clusters from February through March. Small, flat, clustered fruit is red-orange and gummy, with acidic pulp that can be used to flavor drinks. Grows best near coast where established plants need little water. Prefers full sun, well-drained soil and is well adapted to dry summer conditions, but also accepts regular water and tolerates salt-laden winds. Useful on banks and slopes, as a windbreak, screen or clipped as hedge. Branching pattern could be used as an espalier. Hardy to 20F. Southern California.

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