Alder-leaf Mountain Mahogany

Cercocarpus montanus

  • Zone 5
  • 8’-12 High 4-8’ Wide
  • Tough Southwestern native.
  • Partners beautifully with other desert-like plants.
  • Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
  • Mountain Mahogany is a very common shrub at altitudes from 5,000-8,000 feet.
  • It vase-like shape and silvery seed plumes are perhaps its most outstanding features.
  • Effective as a windbreak, as background in the border or woodland garden