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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

USDA Hardiness Zone: 5

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