Rhus ovata or Sugar Bush

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Rhus ovata or Sugar Bush is an evergreen shrub that grows to roughly 12 feet in height producing large white flower clusters from March to May. A relative of the Lemonade Berry, it produces reddish berries used to make a lemonade-like drink. While Lemonade Berry outnumber Sugar Bush in the Park, several can be found dotting the northern hillside along the Yawkey Trail.