Little Flowered Mountain Mahogany (Cercocarpus brevifolius)

Little Flowered Mountain Mahogany (Cercocarpus brevifolius) (20828 bytes)    Little Flowered Mountain Mahogany (Cercocarpus brevifolius) can be grown as a shrub or small tree. It is hardy to zone 3, grows to 12' and has a spreading crown. Prefers full sun and good drainage, has low water needs and is drought tolerant once established.
mountain mahogany, little flower foliage (7374 bytes) Foliage is acute to rounded at apex, with toothed margins. Green on top and paler beneath.
little flowered mountain mahogany bloom (6708 bytes) Flowers are tiny, yellow and not showy, solitary, and appear in May and June.
mountain mahogony, little flower seed (7228 bytes) Seeds are long, spiral and plumed, provided good winter interest.
mountain mahogany, little flower bark (5832 bytes) Bark is gray to brown with fissures.

 

Photos: Judy Sedbrook

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