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Xeriscape Demonstration Garden Information Sheet

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Rhus ovata

Dense rounded evergreen shrub growing  8-15 ft. tall & wide with creamy flowers between March & May. Small red fruit.  Grows well in inland areas and is drought tolerant. Native dry mountain slopes 3-5000' Arizona, Southern California into Baja, California. Leathery rich dark green foliage. Needs additional water in low desert every 2 weeks or afternoon shade.  Well drained site.  Susceptible. to verticillium wilt in wet areas. Zone 8.  


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