Curl-leaf Mountain Mahogany (Cercocarpus ledifolius)

Shrub or tree with green foliage and white, wispy seeds that cover the tree. Inconspicuous flowers and small, dense fruit that provides food for wildlife; most palatable during the winter.

 

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Description

Large evergreen shrub or small tree growing an average of 25 feet tall. Deeply grooved reddish-brown bark and lance-shaped leaves. Flowers grow in singles or clumps lacking petals. Blooms from May to July. Curl-Leaf Mountain Mahogany has hard, narrow fruit that is palatable to wildlife during the winter. Prefers partial sun to full sun and dry soils; drought tolerant.

 

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Scientific Name

Cercocarpus ledifolius

Common Name

Curl-Leaf Mountain Mahogany

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