Mountain Mahogany

Mountain Mahogany-00


Rose Family : Rosaceae

Latin Name : Cercocarpus montamus
Longevity : Perennial
Season : Cool
Origin : Native
Value :
Wildlife – good
Livestock – good

Remarks :

Other common names, “True mountain mahogany”, “Birch-leaf moutain mahogany”, and “Alderleaf mountain mahogany”. Growth form is a deciduous shrub or small tree up to 12 feet tall. Flowers May to June, and the fruits mature from July to September. The seed is tipped with a persistent long feathery tail. Seed production is sporadic, going as long as 10 years with no seed production. This plant is good to excellent forage for cattle, sheep and goats. It is extremely valuable as winter browse for deer, the twigs are palatable yearlong. Hopi Indians used the bark to make a reddish-brown dye for leather. Adapted to rocky bluffs, mountainsides, breaks, and in canyons at elevations of 5,000 to 7,000 feet.


Additional information

Weight 1 lbs