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Hairy Cercocarpus, Hairy Mountain Mahogany, Wright Mountain Mahogany, Shaggy Mountain Mahogany
Cercocarpus breviflorus (Cercocarpus montanus var. paucidentatus)


Hairy cercocarpus grows in dry rocky soils on mountain slopes in the Trans-Pecos at altitudes of one mile or more. It is easily identified by its small, narrow leaves and tiny flowers, and grows equally well in limestone and igneous soils.

Plant Habit or Use: large shrub small tree

Exposure: sun partial sun

Flower Color: white to yellowish, singly or clusters of 3

Blooming Period: spring

Fruit Characteristics: brown, slender, leathery, with whitish plume-like tail at tip

Height: to 15 ft.

Width: to 15 ft.

Plant Character: evergreen

Heat Tolerance: very high

Water Requirements: low

Soil Requirements: adaptable

USDA Hardiness Zone: 5

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