Cercocarpus montanus

Cercocarpus montanus

Birch-leaf mountain mahogany

Large deciduous shrub, 3 to 15 ft. tall occur ring on well drained, shallow to moderately deep soils. Adapted to benches, slopes and ridges but may also occur along canyon bottoms, from 3,500 to 10,000 ft. elevation. Provides palatable nutritious forage to livestock and wildlife and is an important winter browse species.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
- 15 
feet
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
10 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Part Sun
Elevation: 
3,500 
- 10,000 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Marginal
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: 
28.80 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
47,400
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes
Bloom Color: 
Pale Yellow
Blooming Season: 
Spring
Summer