Malosma laurina (laurel sumac)
Malosma laurina (laurel sumac)
Malosma laurina (laurel sumac)
Malosma laurina (laurel sumac)
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Malosma laurina (laurel sumac)

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Laurel Sumac

Tongva - atuno'nar

Kumeyaay - ektii

A large, fast growing evergreen shrub with shiny dark green foliage that grows up to 20 feet high and spreads to about 20 feet wide.  Small fragrant white flower clusters bloom in the spring.  The leaves smell like apples.  Best used as hedges or bank stabilization / erosion control.

Plant with: Chamise (Adenostoma fasciculatum), Manzanita (Arctostaphylos sp.), Ceanothus sp.Coyote Bush (Baccharis pilularis), San Diego Viguiera (Bahiopsis laciniata), Barberry (Berberis sp.), Mountain Mahogany (Cercocarpus betuloides or minutiflorus), Bushrue (Cneoridium dumosum), Summer Holly (Comarostaphylis diversifolia), Tree Poppy (Dendromecon rigida), California Brittlebush (Encelia californica), Goldenbush (Ericameria sp.), Yerba Santa (Eridoctyon sp.), Buckwheat (Eriogonum sp.), Flannelbush (Fremontodendron sp.), Silk Tassel Bush (Garrya sp.), Toyon (Heteromeles arbutifolia), Pitcher Sage (Lepechinia sp.), Bush Mallow (Malacothamnus sp.), Sticky Monkeyflower (Mimulus aurantiacus), Hollyleaf Cherry (Prunus ilicifolia), Oaks (Quercus sp.), Lemonade Berry (Rhus integrifolia), wild Currant (Ribes sp.), Sage (Salvia sp.), Woolly Bluecurls (Trichotema lanatum), Mission Manzanita (Xylococcus bicolor)

- Full Sun

- Best in well drained decomposed granite

- Water once a month once established

- Attracts birds and butterflies

- Native to California