Common name: curl-leaf mountain mahogany
Botanical name: Cercocarpus ledifolius
Light: full sun
Height: 10 – 20 feet
Water: moderate to little, very drought tolerant once established
Soil type: well-drained sandy to loamy soils
Evergreen shrub with leathery, narrow lance-shaped leaves
and inconspicuous yellow-orange flowers in early summer; significant taproot once established; slow-growing but well worth the wait!