Rhus ovata

Sugar bush

  • Height:   above 5 ft
  • Life Cycle:   perennial
  • Growth Type:   shrub
  • Flower Size:   minute
  • Flower Type:   solitary
  • Bloom Type:   winter - spring
  • Flower Color:   pink - white
  • Native to California:   YES
  • California Range:   coast - desert - inland
  • Water Requirements:   low
  • Average Live Seed per Bulk Pound:   16,170
  • 3438

Taxon report data from Calflora

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Rhus ovata

Common Name:Sugar bush

Rhus ovata, a angiosperm, is a shrub that is native to California.

US Distribution:extends only slightly beyond CA borders
Plant Community(s):Chaparral

Name Status:

Recognized as current in TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93

County distribution list:

Butte, Calaveras, ContraCosta, Imperial, Inyo, Kern, Los Angeles, Monterey, Orange, Placer, Riverside, Santa Barbara, San Bernardino, San Benito, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Trinity, Tulare, Ventura

See a detailed Distribution Grid of this plant in Calfornia.

Links: USDA Plants Profile | Jepson Herbarium

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