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Rhus Angustifolia or Willow Karee is a small and bushy tree.

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Rhus Angustifolia is also known as Willow Karee or Smalblaar.

Overview of Rhus Angustifolia

• It is a small and bushy tree.
• It is an evergreen tree.
• This tree is confined to the South Western Cape in South Africa.
• The Willow Karee bush is multi-stemmed.
• This tree can grow up to a height of about 4 meters.
• It has trifoliate leaves with dark green surfaces.
• The leaves have grey furry undersides.
• This tree bears flowers that are small and cream colored.
• The female plants produce clumps of tiny berries.
• Dense thickets of this bush can be seen growing In the Western Cape.
• They are majorly found alongside rivers and roads.

Scientific classification of Rhus Angustifolia

• Kingdom: Plantae
• (unranked): Angiosperms
• (unranked): Eudicots
• (unranked): Rosids
• Order: Sapindales
• Family: Anacardiaceae
• Genus: Rhus
• Species: R. angustifolia

Growing and Caring conditions for Rhus Angustifolia

• Look for plants at nurseries.
• Get them in spring and summer.
• They can be brought all year-round in warmer climates.
• Choose healthy-looking plants.
• A healthy plant has signs of new leaves and flower buds.
• Buy Rhus plant in 1-gallon containers.
• Choose a site.
• The site should receive full sun.
• The site should have a well-drained soil.
• The plant can tolerate partial shade.
• Dig a hole for each plant.
• This hole should be no deeper than the soil in which the plant was growing.
• Dig planting holes.
• These holes should be spaced three feet apart.
• Add a light application of organic fertilizer.
• Apply it to each planting hole.
• This should be done before setting the plants in.
• Mulch around the plant and not on top of the plants.
• Mulch it with 3 inches of organic compost.
• Water until the soil is completely moist.
• Water weekly the first summer only.
• Rhus plant does not need extra water once it is established.
• Prune out selected stems.
• Do so for the size.
• Prune if they are damaged.
• Prune it using by-pass pruners or a pruning saw.
• Do cut the stem off all the way back to the joint of the stem or where it joins another stem.
• Rhus plants make a good high ground cover for slopes.
• They look well along the top or bottom of a wall.
• They go well in a hot, sunny location.
• Rhus plants usually spread 6 to 8 feet all around.

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