Littleleaf mountain mahogany

Cercocarpus intricatus

Littleleaf mountain mahogany, Cercocarpus intricatus Plant Select
This dense, twiggy evergreen shrub is from the Southwestern desert areas. A fine, small-scale hedge plant for a sunny, dry spot or as a specimen in the Xeriscape. Small flowers transform into attractive, feathery seedpods. Small to medium-sized shrub. Read more here.

Tips from the pros: Responds to light pruning. Doesn't need much, pretty much takes care of itself.
Plant Type Shrub
Height 4-5 feet
Width 3-4 feet
Flowering Season Summer
Flower Color Inconspicuous
Sun Sun
Water Needs Moderate to xeric
USDA Hardiness Zone Zones 3-9
Soil Type Clay, loam, sandy
Deer Resistant Yes
Good for Pollination Yes
Winter Interest No
North American Native Yes
Year Introduced 2009
Annual Commercial Maintenance Shear once a year from much tighter growth. Can also be sheared in the spring to shape into a short hedge if desired.
5-10 Year Commercial Maintenance Follow annual maintenance.
Elevation Guide Up to 8125 ft

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