Rhus aromatica


Plant family: Anacardiaceae - Sumac


Plant type: Shrub

Plant origin: N/A, California

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Flower Color Pale Yellow
Blooming Season
Height 3-5 feet
Spread 5-10 feet
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Monthly Water
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Wildlife Friendliness Rating
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Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub, Creosote Bush Scrub

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Sand, Sandy Loam, Riverbed Silt

Special Characteristic

Fire Resistance, Hedges and Screens, Important to Native People, Slope Stabilizer

Plant Highlights

The Squawbush, or Basket bush, more commonly, has received its name for the use of its sapling branches for basket making by native American tribe in the Southern California to Northern Mountain area of the state. The bush is similar to poison oak, but has dull, rather than reflective, leaves. The pale yellow flowers develop into reddish-orange berries that are sticky to the touch.

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