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Rhus virens (Evergreen Sumac)

Rhus virens (Evergreen Sumac)

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Evergreen Sumac is a very drought-tolerant shrub that requires little care. Native to rocky hillsides with thin soils, Evergreen Sumac also performs well in areas with a little heavy clay. In full sun it becomes large and dense, in shadier spots it is more open.  It is not a true evergreen – similarly to live oak, it drops its leaves in the winter and new leaves emerge shortly after.

It produces creamy white flowers that attract bees and butterflies. The flowers are followed by red fuzzy fruit that is eaten by birds. Only female plants produce flowers and berries. Leaves are leathery dark green.

 

AT A GLANCE

Texas native Yes
Water use Low
Sun exposure Full sun to part shade
Bloom color  Creamy white
Bloom time Summer, fall
Mature height 6-8 ft
Mature width 8-10 ft
Evergreen Yes
Attracts Birds, butterflies, bees
Notes Needs good drainage.

 

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 Present in state
 Present in county and native
 Native to North America, but adventive & escaped in state         
 Not present in state
 Present and rare, native in county
 Previously present, now extinct
 Questionable presence (cross-hatched, regardless of color)         

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