Mountain Mahogany (Cercocarpus montanus)

Mountain Mahogany (Cercocarpus montanus) (19763 bytes) Mountain Mahogany is a deciduous shrub in the rose family, growing to 10' x 6', and native to most of western America. It is a hardy shrub requiring full sun and little water.

 

mountain mahogany foliage (3259 bytes) Leaves are small, dark green and are held until late in the fall.
  
mountain mahogany blossoms (11832 bytes) Blossoms are tiny, showy yellow trumpet flowers that are sweetly fragrant.
mountain mahogany seed (5686 bytes) Seeds have feathery tails that carry them on the winds in late fall.
mountain mahogany bark (4081 bytes) Bark is light grey.

 

Photos: Judy Sedbrook

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