A workhorse of a shrub for Morongo Basin gardens is the native Sugar Bush (Rhus ovata). Use this plant as a windbreak, for hedging or by itself as a specimen plant. It enjoys full sun and plenty of space to spread out.
Sugar Bush can grow as large as a tree with regular water, but does just fine with occasional watering during drought (1x a month). According to Calscape, a downside to Sugar Bush is that it often outgrows its space, so plant it with its future size in mind!
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