Cercocarpus minutiflorus

San Diego Mountain Mahogany

Plant family: Rosaceae - Rose


Plant type: Shrub, Tree

Plant origin: N/A, California

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Flower Color Insignificant, Yellow
Blooming Season Spring
Height 5-15 feet
Spread 5-10 feet, 10-15 feet
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Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub

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Clay, Decomposed Granite

Special Characteristic

Hedges and Screens, Slope Stabilizer, Tolerant of Clay Soil, Tolerates Hard Frost

Plant Highlights

This small evergreen tree is similar to the Western Mountain Mahogany, but grows a little fuller and is limited in its range to San Diego, Orange and Imperial County below 4500'. This makes a great multi-trunk hedging plant, or it can be pruned into a small tree, rarely gowing above 12' high. its flowers are insignificant but the seed plumes are like small silvery feathrs that are particularly attractive when back lit by the setting sun. It is tolerant of a wide range of soils including clay, is very drought tolerant

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