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Rhus integrifolia

Lemonade Berry

Lemon Berry
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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Rhus integrifolia
Principal Common Name Lemonade Berry
Common Name(s) Lemon Berry
Synonym
Description Evergreen shrub with leathery dark green oval to round leaves with white to pinkish flowers in clusters from midwinter to spring followed with flat reddish tart fruits used to flavor drinks.
General Comments Use Rhus integrifolia on the coast, substitute Rhus ovata inland.
Origin
Nativity Coastal S. CA, Channel Islands
Height Range 3 - 10 FT
Spread Range 3 - 10 FT
Flower Showy Y
Warning
Sunset Zones 8 : 9 : 14 : 15 : 16 : 19 : 20 : 21 : 22 : 23 : 24
USDA Zones 8a : 8b : 9a : 9b : 10a : 10b : 11
Leaf Color Dull Green
Leaf Texture Leathery : Serrate : Smooth : Stiff
Form Edible : Shrub
Flower Color Pink : White : White with a blush of pink
Flower Time Spring : Winter
Months
Ease of Growing Average
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun)
Soil Preferences Well-drained
Watering Preferences None : Sparse
Outstanding Features Berries : Drought tolerant : Edible : Erosion Control : Evergreen : Fire Resistant : Flavor : Seaside tolerant : Wind Resistant

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