Alderleaf Mountain Mahogany, Mountain Mahogany Cercocarpus montanus - Cercocarpus parvifolius

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Botanical Name:

Cercocarpus montanus







Common Name:

Alderleaf Mountain Mahogany, Mountain Mahogany

Seeds Per Pound:
1.4 lb
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Germination Test Type:
10-12 feet
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In Stock: 1.4 lb
  • Cercocarpus montanus

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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 90 days.
Germination: sow seed 3/8" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Other: fall sowing in mulched beds is prefered to artificial stratification.
In a Nutshell:
* Cercocarpus montanus is a species of shrub or small tree in the family Rosaceae known by may common names (see below) including mountain mahogany and alder-leaf cercocarpus.
* Cercocarpus montanus is common in the chaparral, on mesas and on the lower foothills of the south eastern Rocky mountains of North America. It is found in Nebraska, western Oklahoma, southwestern South Dakota, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, New Mexico, and Texas.
* C. montanus often remains under 1 metre (3.3 ft) in height because of browsing by elk and deer, but can reach 20 feet (6.1 m). It has thin and smooth bark. The species is considered to be long lived. more...
* Tolerant of maritime exposure and amenable to training, this species can be grown as a hedge in seaside gardens.
* Bunches of the tied stems have been used as rough brooms. A red to brown dye can be obtained from the root bark. The bark is often mixed with alder and wild plum root barks when making the dye.
* The wood is heavy, hard and brittle. It makes a valuable fuel and is occasionally used in the manufacture of small articles for domestic and industrial use. more...
Cercocarpus montanus is a species of shrub or small tree in the family Rosaceae . It is known by various common names, such as mountain mahogany , true mountain-mahogany , alder-leaf mountain-mahogany , and alder-leaf cercocarpus . [ 2 ] (the variety argenteus is commonly known as silverleaf mountain-mahogany ) [ 2 ]
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Physical Characteristics  Cercocarpus montanus is an evergreen Shrub growing to 4 m (13ft 1in). It is hardy to zone 5. It is in leaf 12-Jan It is in flower from May to June. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects.It can fix Nitrogen. The plant prefers light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and requires well-drained soil.The plant prefers acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils..It cannot grow in the shade.It requires dry or moist soil and can tolerate drought.The plant can tolerate maritime exposure.
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