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Cercocarpus breviflorus (Hairy Mountain Mahogany)

Cercocarpus breviflorus
Hairy Mountain-mahogany, Shaggy Mountain-mahogany, Littletooth Mountain-mahogany, Eastern Mountain-mahogany

Hairy Mountain Mahogany grows in the mountainous parts of the Southwest and into northern Mexico. This small tree or big shrub can reach a size of 16 feet tall and is generally evergreen. Small tubular yellow flowers in the spring are followed by fruit with long feather-like hairs. Plants perform well in full sun to partial shade, and are happiest in middle to higher elevations.

Plant Type Native, Tree
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Water Needs Low
Hardiness Zone Zone 5 (-20° F)
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Season Spring, Summer, Fall
Growth Rate Moderate, Slow
Height 15' - 20' (ft)
Spread 3' - 6' (ft)
Spacing 10' (ft)
Characteristics Fragrant
Attracts Birds, Wildlife
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens, Mass Planting, Walls and Fences
Tolerance Heat, Rocky Soil
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
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