African sumac. Small, graceful, weeping tree or large shrub to 25’ with an open, spreading habit. Bark is gray or brown with contrasting branches of russet-red. Leaves are linear, dark green above, paler beneath. Pea-sized, berry-like yellow or red fruit on female trees can be messy on pavement. Tolerant of high summer heat although in the desert it needs some summer watering, and can be trained to a single or multi-trunked tree. Use as a screen, clipped hedge, or background plant. Adapted to heat, aridity, poor soils and drought, but best with well-drained soil and regular water. Hardy to 20F. South Africa.