| Smooth Mountain Mahogany, Mountain Mahogany, True Mountain Mahogany|
Cercocarpus montanus var. glaber
Smooth mountain mahogany is distinguished from other Cercocarpus by its smooth, almost hairless leaves. It is also the tallest of all the Texas species. It grows on steep limestone cliffs on the Edwards Plateau and southern Trans-Pecos, occurring singly or in drifts.
Plant Habit or Use: large shrub small tree
Exposure: sun partial sun
Flower Color: White to yellowish, singly or clusters of 3
Blooming Period: spring
Fruit Characteristics: brown, slender, leathery, with whitish plume-like tail at tip
Height: to 20 ft.
Width: to 20 ft.
Plant Character: evergreen
Heat Tolerance: very high
Water Requirements: low
Soil Requirements: adaptable