African Sumac

Rhus lancea


Small, evergreen tree with fine, blue-green leaves. Looks a bit like a small weeping willow. This tree can provide shade and privacy because it has leaves year-round. Suitable for low water landscapes where it will thrive, but it will also do well in moist soil if there is good drainage.

African Sumac

Height: 10-15 feet
Spread: 12-20 feet
Growth Rate: moderate

Irrigation needed: low to medium water
Fall Color: none, evergreen
Flowers: pale yellow in winter, not showy
Seeds/Fruit: pepper-corn sized

Planting Distances
Front of green utility box: 8 feet
Building, paving, swimming pool: 6 feet
Fence, underground utilities: 3 feet
OK to plant under high voltage lines