Malosma laurina

Laurel Sumac

Plant family: Anacardiaceae - Sumac


Plant type: Shrub

Plant origin: N/A, California

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One Gallon 0   12.99
Five gallon - Natural 0   34.99
Fifteen Gallon 0   99.99
24 inch box standard 0   259.99

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Flower Color White
Blooming Season Spring
Height 5-15 feet
Spread 10-15 feet, Spreading
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Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub

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Decomposed Granite

Special Characteristic

Hedges and Screens

Plant Highlights

This plant is a large evergreen shrub and has beautiful shiny dark green foliage. The new growth leaves show red before maturing to the dark green. Small white flowers appear in clusters in the spring. This is a very fast growing plant but check your low temperatures before planting as Sumac will not tolerate frost. It is good for informal hedges or screens, or at the back of a perennial native garden.

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Two landscape examples showing versatility. One shows low sheared hedge option (behind firewood pile), the other free to grow 15'tall almost as wide. Don't know if photos will post....

Posed by: Barbara Korb, on Dec 14 2019 4:07PM

I live in Orange foothills, and this shrub makes an excellent screen / hedge. Fast growing, tolerates pruning and shearing quite well. Some plants (not from Moosacreek) are temporarily affected with a bacterial wilt, use safe pruning practices, to not spread the disease.

Posed by: Barbara Korb, on Nov 21 2019 8:50AM