Mountain Mahogany #2

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Botanical Name: Cercocarpus Ledifolius

Other Names: Curl Leaf Mountain Mahogany

An evergreen shrub or small tree that is great as an accent plant or screen, an attractive plant for dry situations, leathery dark green leaves with white undersides contrast the silvery white bark, can be shaped for bonsai or topiary

Plant Categories: Tree, Ornamental Tree, Evergreen Tree

Water Requirements
Dry, Average, Moist

Sunlight Requirements
Full Sun

Plant Height
30 Feet

Plant Width/Spread
30 Feet


Deer Resistant

Appropriate For Xeriscape Plantings

Native Plant

Suitable For Growing Under Power Lines

Noteworthy Foliage

In stock


Growth & Care

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone4a
Growth RateSlow
Recommended Pruning MethodCan Prune At Anytime


Foliage TypeEvergreen
Plant FormRound
Foliage MarkingsUndersides


Flower PeriodSpring
Flower ColorBrown
Flower FragranceUnscented

Additional Categories

Additional CategoryMountain Mahogany
Landscape ApplicationAccent, Screening, Windbreak


Planting & Growing

Mountain Mahogany will grow to be about 30 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 30 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live to a ripe old age of 400 years or more, think of this as a heritage tree for future generations!

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This species is native to parts of North America.

Landscape Attributes

Mountain Mahogany is a multi-stemmed evergreen tree with a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and can be pruned at anytime. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Mountain Mahogany is recommended for the following landscape applications:

Accent, Hedges/Screening, Windbreaks and Shelterbelts

Ornamental Features

Mountain Mahogany has attractive dark green foliage with white undersides on a tree with a round habit of growth. The glossy pointy leaves are highly ornamental and remain dark green throughout the winter.