Rhus integrifolia Rhus integrifolia
Common Name Lemonade Berry
Latin Name Rhus integrifolia
Native Habitat Between 0 feet and 2,600 feet in coastal California
Soil Dry, decomposed granite or sand preferred, low in organic content, well drained
Water Once per month when established
Height X Width 8' x 15'
Protective Mechanism None
Leaves Evergreen green
Garden Suitability Ethnobotanical, Fragrance
Ornamental Value Evergreen, light pink flowers
Nature Value Birds and animals eat fruit
Native American Uses Berries soaked in water for lemonade tasting drink, berries eaten raw or cooked, roasted berries used for coffee-like drink, leaves used to make brown dye
    Images and data http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhus_integrifolia
    Images and data http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-calrecnum=7090
    Data http://www.pfaf.org/database/plants.php?Rhus+integrifolia
    Nursery, images, and data http://www.smgrowers.com/products/plants/plantdisplay.asp?plant_id=1357
    Nursery, images, and data http://www.laspilitas.com/nature-of-california/plants/rhus-integrifolia