Mountain Mahogany, Curl-leaf Mountain Mahogany Cercocarpus ledifolius

Detailed Listing For
Botanical Name:

Cercocarpus ledifolius

Family:

Rosaceae

Genus:

Cercocarpus

Species:

ledifolius

Common Name:

Mountain Mahogany, Curl-leaf Mountain Mahogany

Seeds Per Pound:
38,970
Quantity:
1.18 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
38
Germination:
96%
Germination Test Type:
TZ
Purity:
92%
Height:
20-30 feet
Collection Locale:
Utah
Crop Year:
2018
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
6
In Stock: 1.18 lb
Prices
Sample Bulk Pricing
1 packet
4.95
10 g
12.50
1 oz
19.95
1 lb
189.50
Growing Info:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 90 days.
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* Cercocarpus ledifolius is a North American species of mountain mahogany known by the common name curl-leaf mountain mahogany. It widespread across much of the Western United States as well as Baja California in Mexico. more...
* Cercocarpus ledifolius is a large, densely branching shrub or a tree which may reach 10 meters (33 feet) in height. Its leathery, sticky, dark green leaves are up to 4 centimeters (1.6 inches) long and lance-shaped, and the edges may curl under. more...
* Cercocarpus ledifolius is known to attain ages at least as great as 1,350 years, although the tree that yielded this age was cut down This makes it one of the oldest known flowering plants. more...
* Mountain mahogany was employed medicinally by a number of native North American Indian tribes who used it to treat a variety of complaints. more...
* Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in a greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. more...
* A red dye is obtained from the inner bark. The wood is extremely hard and so dense that it will not float in water. It is also brittle. It makes an excellent fuel, giving off intense heat whilst burning for a long time. It is occasionally used in the manufacture of small articles for domestic and industrial use. more...
* The scraped bark makes a flavourful addition to a brew of Mormon tea (Ephedra spp.). more...
Usda description:
More info on http://plants.usda.gov