Evergreen, Shrubs, Decorative fruit or berries
Of the ornamental sumacs, deciduous kinds are extremely hardy to cold; they are noted for brilliant fall leaf color and, on female plants, showy clusters of (usually) red fruits that attract birds. They tend to produce suckers, especially if their roots are disturbed by cultivation. Evergreen species are less hardy. All sumac species thrive in almost any soil, as long as drainage is good (soggy soils can kill them).
Poison oak and poison ivy were once members of the genus Rhus, but they have been reclassified as Toxicodendron.Rhus virens
Evergreen shrub. Native to southeastern Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and Mexico. Grows to 12 ft. tall and wide, with dark green leaves divided featherwise into five to nine 1 1/2-in. leaflets. White spring and summer flowers (not showy) are followed by small, berrylike red fruit. Tolerates open shade, making it a good choice for an understory plant beneath tall trees.
Native to Texas and Mexico. Compact, rounded plant to 2–3 ft. tall and wide; puts on a good show...
Native to the southwestern U.S. Branching gray stems are set with narrow white leaves to 3/4 in. long....
Deciduous shrub. Native to southwestern U.S. and Mexico. Grows to 8 ft. (possibly 15 ft.) tall and 12 ...