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Rhus integrifolia, Lemonade Berry, Lemonade Sumac

Rhus integrifolia

Lemonade Berry, Lemonade Sumac
Family: Anacardiaceae
Origin: Southern California
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeModerate waterDry conditionsPink flowersFragrantSpice or herbEdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Bushy shrub, usually to no more than 10ft.The lemonade berry can be trained as a hedge and is somewhat hardy, able to survive short freezes. Pretty white-pink flowers are borne in large clumps all across the plant in the spring. They are followed a few months later by the oblong berries, which ripen from green to yellow, then red. The berries are covered in a sticky substance. Plants are very tolerant of drought and can survive near-desert conditions. Water is needed only occasionally.

Berry is used in the flavoring of beverages.


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Rhus integrifolia, Lemonade Berry, Lemonade Sumac
Rhus integrifolia, Lemonade Berry, Lemonade Sumac


Link to this plant:
https://toptropicals.com/catalog/uid/rhus_integrifolia.htm