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Cercocarpus montanus

Alder-leaf Mt. Mahogany

Community: Foothill

Brief Description

Hearty, glossy-leaved shrub for low water settings

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  • Mid-size Mt. Mahogany
  • Toothed Diamond Leaves
  • Upright Shrub
  • Curly-tailed Fall Seeds

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Plant Description and Details

A smaller relative of Curl-leaf Mt. Mahogany, the Birch-leaf species has a nice vertical presence in the landscape, attractive glossy, deep-veined foliage, white spring flowers, deep yellow fall color, and unique seeds that retain their curly, fuzzy tails throughout the winter. It is drought tolerant and hearty in captivity.

Common Names Alder-leaf Mt. Mahogany
Community Foothill
Annual Water Needs 15-20 inches
Drought Tolerant Yes
Native Range Mountainsides, rocky outcroppings, forest and canyons, throughout western states.
Native States CA, CO, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WY
Hardiness Down to Zone 3
Exposure Sun - Part Shade
Soil Preference Well Drained
Placement Shrub scapes, feature shrub, screens.
Mature Height 6 - 12 ft.
Mature Width 6 ft.
Group Spacing 4 - 8 ft.
Blossom Color White
Blooms Spring
Wildlife Birds, Mammals, Pollinators
Wildlife Notes Pollinator attractor, bird cover, winter browse for deer, elk.
Plants Symbol CEMO2
Family Name Rosaceae
Lewis & Clark No

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