Mountain Mahogany in its natural setting
Photo by James st. John, CC BY 2.0

True Mountain Mahogany

Cercocarpus montanus


ZONE HARDINESS
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
SPACE REQUIREMENTS
- - -
HEIGHT REQUIREMENTS
- - -
SUN REQUIREMENTS
1 50 100

The mahogany name comes from the reddish color of its bark. Green leaves turn dark red in the fall. Fragrant red with yellow trumpet-shaped flowers appear in late spring. Native to Idaho. High drought tolerance, requires medium to coarse textured soils. Enjoyed by elk and deer.

This plant has a fire-resistance score of 3, meaning it should be planted 80 feet or greater from your home. Idaho Firewise: http://idahofirewise.org/

https://gardentronic.com/blog/idaho-firewise-protect-your-home-wildfires/


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PLANT DETAILS


NAME
Mountain Mahogany, alderleaf mountain mahogany
TYPE
Shrub
HEIGHT
8-12 feet
SPACING
4-8 feet

ZONE HARDINESS
5-10

SUN REQUIREMENTS
Full sun

ΒLOOM TIME
Early Summer