| Hairy Cercocarpus, Hairy Mountain Mahogany, Wright Mountain Mahogany, Shaggy Mountain Mahogany|
Cercocarpus breviflorus (Cercocarpus montanus var. paucidentatus)
Hairy cercocarpus grows in dry rocky soils on mountain slopes in the Trans-Pecos at altitudes of one mile or more. It is easily identified by its small, narrow leaves and tiny flowers, and grows equally well in limestone and igneous soils.
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 15 ft.
Width: to 15 ft.
Plant Character: evergreen
Heat Tolerance: very high
Water Requirements: low
Soil Requirements: adaptable