curl-leaf mountain mahogany (Cercocarpus ledifolius)

small orange flowers on silver branches with small narrow green leaves

curl-leaf mountain mahogany

 

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!

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