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Cercocarpus montanus var. argenteus (Silver mountain mahogany)
Wasowski, Sally and Andy

Cercocarpus montanus var. argenteus

Silver mountain mahogany, Mountain mahogany, True mountain mahogany, Silverleaf mountain mahogany

Rosaceae (Rose Family)

USDA Symbol: cemoa

USDA Native Status:

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Leaf Retention: Evergreen
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Fruit Type: Pome
Fruit: Brown 2 inches long
Size Class: 6-12 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun

Distribution

USA: CO , NM , TX
Native Habitat: Hillsides, Slopes, Canyons

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Cold Tolerant: yes
Heat Tolerant: yes
Soil Description: Limestone-based, Caliche type, Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam, Clay Loam, Clay

Benefit

Use Ornamental: Blooms ornamental, Fruits ornamental, Fast growing, Accent shrub, Fall conspicuous
Use Wildlife: Cover, Nesting site, Nesting material, Browse
Conspicuous Flowers: yes

Propagation

Propagation Material: Softwood Cuttings

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Texas Discovery Gardens - Dallas, TX
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department - Austin, TX

Bibliography

Bibref 355 - Landscaping with Native Plants of Texas and the Southwest (1991) Miller, G. O.
Bibref 318 - Native Texas Plants: Landscaping Region by Region (2002) Wasowski, S. & A. Wasowski
Bibref 291 - Texas Wildscapes: Gardening for Wildlife (1999) Damude, N. & K.C. Bender
Bibref 297 - Trees of Central Texas (1984) Vines, Robert A.

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Cercocarpus montanus var. argenteus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Cercocarpus montanus var. argenteus in the Flora of North America (if available)
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Metadata

Record Modified: 2009-04-23
Research By: TWC Staff

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