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Sugar Bush (Rhus ovata)

Rhus ovata

Rhus ovata, also known as sugar sumac or sugar bush, is an evergreen shrub to small tree that grows in chaparral in dry canyons and south-facing slopes. Rhus ovata is very drought-tolerant and prefers well-drained soil in a sunny location.The fruit and flowers are popular with birds and butterflies and the plant itself provides good habitat for birds.

Source: Wikipedia