Rhus microphylla
Plants of the Southwest

Rhus microphylla

Small Leaved Sumac

Spikes of tiny white flowers in early summer turn to 1/4" orange-red fruits with that tangy lemon flavor. Small Leaved Sumac is excellent wildlife habitat and forage. Dark, beautiful evergreen shrub to 10 ft. tall and broader still. Sow in fall or soak seed 8 hours in water and cold stratify 3 months before spring planting. Zones 6-9.

    Zones, Sun & Water Needs: 6789


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