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Cercocarpus spp

Mountain Mahogany

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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Cercocarpus spp
Principal Common Name Mountain Mahogany
Common Name(s)
Description Native evergreen shrub with silvery leaves, open structure and branching. Distinctive fruit has a long achene which looks like a silvery plume.
General Comments
Nativity North America
Height Range 4 - 30 FT
Spread Range 4 - 25 FT
Flower Showy N
Sunset Zones 3 : 7 : 8 : 9 : 10 : 13 : 14 : 15 : 16 : 17 : 18 : 19 : 20 : 21 : 22 : 23 : 24
USDA Zones 7a : 7b : 8a : 8b : 9a : 9b : 10a : 10b : 11
Leaf Color Silver : White under-side
Leaf Texture Coarse : Leathery : Serrate
Form Shrub : Small Tree
Flower Color
Flower Time
Ease of Growing Average
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun)
Soil Preferences Well-drained
Watering Preferences None : Sparse
Outstanding Features Evergreen : Wet tolerant

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