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Sugar Bush

Sugar Bush Shrubs

Sugar Bush or Chapparal Sumac, Rhus ovata, is something different for the desert garden. The plant can grow up to 12 feet in height, but usually only around six feet in the desert.

Considered an evergreen, but if winter temps drop to below zero the plant will freeze back to ground level and should come back in the spring from it's roots.

White flowers are borne in the spring, but the sugar bush is grown mainly for it's glossy green foliage.

The Sugar Bush requires full to partial sun and regular watering.

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