Cercocarpus breviflorus ‘Shaggy Mountain Mahogany’
Mature Height: 16 feet
Mature Width: 16 feet
USDA Hardiness Zone Range: 5
Water Requirements: Moderate Water
Shade Requirements: Full Sun, Partial Shade
Commonly referenced as ‘Shaggy Mountain Mahogany’ this shrub grows in the mountains of the Southwest and into Northern Mexico. It is similar to ‘Montanus’ however it contains a smaller leaf and is more pubescent. This small tree can be referred as a small tree or a large shrub and it generally an evergreen. It contains small tubular yellow flowers in the spring and are followed by fruit with long feather-like hairs. The plants are happiest in middle to higher elevations.