Cercocarpus ledifolius

Curl-Leaf Mahogany

This drought-tolerant evergreen or deciduous shrub or low tree is grown in western North America and Mexico for its hard, heavy wood. In fall, its small fruits are topped by shiny feathery plumes. However, it does not offer much ornamental value in the garden, though it can have interesting branching. It has leathery oval leaves and small solitary flowers. Prefers dry soil and full sun or light shade.
Cercocarpus ledifolius, Curl-Leaf Mahogany
Native to dry mountain slopes, its branches are contorted. Its leaves are green on top and white below.

Attributes - Cercocarpus ledifolius

Plant Type: Shrub, Tree

Bloom Season: Mid Spring through Mid Summer

Flower Color: White

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 24 ft. to 36 ft.

Width: 36 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Climate: Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates. Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance.

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