Cercocarpus ledifolius

Cercocarpus ledifolius

Curl-leaf mountain mahogany

Evergreen tree 8 to 30 ft. tall, adapted to dry shallow to medium deep soils on slopes and ridges from 2,000 to 9,000 ft. elevation. Excellent palatability to wildlife. Important winter browse plant.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
- 30 
in.
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
11 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Part Sun
Elevation: 
2,000 
- 9,000 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Average
Moderately Coarse: 
Average
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Average
Fine: 
Not Adapted

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Marginal
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Marginal
Seeding Rate: 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
35.10 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
51,000
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes
Bloom Color: 
Pale Yellow
Blooming Season: 
Spring
Summer