Rhus crenata

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Rhus crenata
Dune Crowberry - Rhus crenata - South Africa 2.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Anacardiaceae
Genus: Rhus
Species: R. crenata
Binomial name
Rhus crenata

Rhus crenata, the dune crow-berry, is a species of Rhus that is native to South Africa, where it grows in frost-free and light frost areas.

Dune crow-berry grown as a hedge. Cape Town, South Africa.

It is a multibranched evergreen shrub or small tree, reaching a height of 3 metres and a similar spread. It enjoys full sun and is semi frost hardy. The small flowers are produced in autumn, and are followed by dark blue fruit eaten by birds. The tree is a good subject for bonsai, and can easily be pruned into a very neat hedge.