Little Leaf Mountain Mahogany (Cercocarpus intricatus)

Little Leaf Mountain Mahogany (Cercocarpus intricatus) (18513 bytes) Little Leaf Mountain Mahogany (Cercocarpus intricatus) is a medium sized xeric shrub (center of picture), native to Colorado. It has erect branches, and is hardy to zone 3. Likes full sun and well-drained soil, and has low water needs once established. Very drought tolerant.
littleleafmountainmahogany1c.jpg (3889 bytes) littleleafmountainmahogany1d.jpg (6037 bytes)    Leaves are small, fine textured and needle like. They are dark green, shiny and have good fall color.
littleleaf mountain mahogany bloom (6761 bytes) Flowers are inconspicuous, tiny yellow.
seedplumes, littleleaf mountain mahogany (6011 bytes) Seeds are plumed and spiral.
little leaf mountain mahogany bark (5614 bytes) Bark is a light grey.

 

Photos: Judy Sedbrook

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