. - Rhus trilobata
tough colorful native shrub with chartreuse spring flowers, red summer ripening fruit and colorful fall foliage in shades of yellow, orange and red. Attracts birds- edible
5-6 ‘ tall X 6 ‘ wide deciduous
Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant
Another of the common names is lemonade bush. The tart red berries can be used to make a refreshing beverage
Native Americans used the twigs and branches to make baskets, particularly the Zuni and Navajo.