Curl-leaf Mountain Mahogany

Cercocarpus ledifolius

Plant Details:

Plant Type: Shrub
Plant Family: Rosaceae
Plant Description: A long-lived, evergreen, multi-stemmed, woody shrub or small tree to fifteen feet. Has leathery, glossy dark green foliage and aromatic reddish-brown bark. Flowers are white, small and insignificant, appearing in early summer. Long, twisted, plume-tailed fruit comes in fall. Very drought tolerant.
Plant Care: Only minimal pruning is required and mostly to retain a desirable shape. Pruning should be done in early spring. Monitor for pests, diseases or other ailments on a regular basis.

Plant Attributes:

Hardiness Zone: 3 to 8
Mature Size: 5-15' tall x 5-15' wide
Utah Native: Yes
Plant Select: No
Salt Tolerant: Yes
Deer Resistant: Unknown
Pollinator Friendly: No
Localscapes: Perimeter Plant
Foliage Interest: No
Foliage Color: Green
Bloom Color: White, Inconspicuous
Bloom Season: Early Summer
Bloom Period: Jun - Jun

Plant Needs:

Light Requirement: Sun
Irrigation Requirement:     Very Low

Garden Location:

  • Commercial Concepts
    • JVWCD Building
    • JVWCD Parking
  • Neighborhood Landscapes
    • Waterwise Woodlands
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Winter