Branches of Cercocarpus intricatus, Grand Canyon National Park. Large Photo of Cercocarpus intricatus Foliage detail of Cercocarpus intricatus, Grand Canyon National Park.
Common Name Littleleaf mountain mahogany
Latin Name Cercocarpus intricatus
Native Habitat Dry slopes of mountains of California. Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, and Utah from 5,000 to 8,500 feet
Soil Dry to moist, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam, limestone, low to some organic content, well drained
Water Once to twice per month depending on soil in hot weather
Height X Width Slowly to 6 feet X 6 feet, seldom to 25 feet
Protective Mechanism None
Leaves Needle-like, evergreen
Garden Suitability Thornless, Mountain, Ethnobotanical
Ornamental Value Small yellow flowers in mid-spring, evergreen rosemary-like leaves
Nature Value Browsed by wildlife
Native American Uses Hard wood used for tools and weapons
Links  
    Images http://www.nazflora.org/Cercocarpus_intricatus.htm
    Images and data http://www.hort.usu.edu/PlantGuide/html/Shrubs_and_Trees/Cercocarpus%20intricatus.htm
    Images and data http://www.swcoloradowildflowers.com/Pink%20Enlarged%20Photo%20Pages/cercocarpus%20intricatus.htm
    Images and data http://www.delange.org/Mahogany/Mahogany.htm
    Images and data http://extension.usu.edu/range/Woody/littleleafmahog.htm
    Distribution map http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=CEIN7
    Images http://pick4.pick.uga.edu/mp/20q?search=Cercocarpus+intricatus&guide=Trees
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