Evergreen Sumac

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Evergreen Sumac

Rhus virens
Evergreen Sumac
10

12 feet
5

12 feet
Native to the southwest U.S., Texas, and Mexico
  • Texas
  • Full Sun
  • Low
  • Evergreen
  • Flowering
  • Birds

About This Plant

Sun/part shade; evergreen; fast-growing and shrubby. Creamy white summer flowers are followed by tart red fruits. Useful as either a large shrub or an evergreen screen, especially in rocky soils north of 1604. It grows quickly to full size with minimal care. Care when transplanting potted specimens is essential. If the root ball is loose, avoid tearing the plant out of the pot, or the roots may come loose. Some landscapers even place the pot in the hole and cut it away from the plant to minimize the disturbance. Evergreen sumac attracts monarch butterflies and other wildlife.

Maintenance

None required, but caution is essential when transplanting potted specimens.

Features

Plant Type:
Large Shrub
Size:
10-12' H, 5-12' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun
Soil Types:
Clay, Thin
Wildlife:
Birds, Butterflies, Pollinators
Flower Color:
Cream, White
Bloom Time:
August, September
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

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