Rhus lancea

African Sumac

Boething Treeland Farms grows over 1,200 varieties of trees, shrubs, perennials and specialty plants on ten California nurseries to serve the wholesale landscape and nursery industries throughout the Western United States and beyond.

Plant Type: Trees

Evergreen-Deciduous: Evergreen

Overall Mature Size: Medium

Also Grown As: Multi Trunk / Standard Tree

Mature Height & Spread: 20-30' x 20-35'

Natural Growth Habit: Rounded

Native To: Africa

Exposure: Full Sun

Water: Medium Water, Low Water

Flower Color: Insignificant

Bloom Time: Spring

Special Features: Attractive Bark / Attracts Birds/Butterflies / Deer Resistant / Desert Conditions / Drought Resistant / Seacoast Conditions

Container Sizes: #15, 24" Box, 36" Box, 48" Box

Sunset Garden Zones: 8, 9, 12-24

A Bit More

Spreading cooling shade throughout desert, inland, and coastal regions, Rhus lancea is a South African native that has become extremely popular for use on medians, lawns, parking lots and parks. An evergreen tree that grows slowly to 30’ tall and 35’ wide, it is available at Boething Treeland in standard and multi-trunk forms. Its narrow willow-like leaves are 45 inches long and borne in three leaflets, a sure sign that these are adapted to drought and desert conditions. The foliage is dark green and pendulous, giving it a graceful and relaxed appearance. African Sumac is prized for its naturally rounded form, attractive bark and deer resistance as well as for its ability to grow inland or on the coast. It loves well-drained and sandy soils, needs little to moderate water and does best in Sunset Western Garden zones 8, 9, and 12-24.

A Bit More

Spreading cooling shade throughout desert, inland, and coastal regions, Rhus lancea is a South African native that has become extremely popular for use on medians, lawns, parking lots and parks. An evergreen tree that grows slowly to 30’ tall and 35’ wide, it is available at Boething Treeland in standard and multi-trunk forms. Its narrow willow-like leaves are 45 inches long and borne in three leaflets, a sure sign that these are adapted to drought and desert conditions. The foliage is dark green and pendulous, giving it a graceful and relaxed appearance. African Sumac is prized for its naturally rounded form, attractive bark and deer resistance as well as for its ability to grow inland or on the coast. It loves well-drained and sandy soils, needs little to moderate water and does best in Sunset Western Garden zones 8, 9, and 12-24.