Cercocarpus montanus (Birch-leaf mountain mahogany)

Large deciduous shrub, 3 to 15 ft. tall occur ring on well drained, shallow to moderately deep soils. Adapted to benches, slopes and ridges but may also occur along canyon bottoms, from 3,500 to 10,000 ft. elevation. Provides palatable nutritious forage to livestock and wildlife and is an important winter browse species.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Rosaceae

Duration: Perennial

Growth Habit: Tree/Shrub

Native Status: Native

Growth Form: Multiple stem

Mature Height: up to 15 ft

Bloom Color: White to yellow

Fruit/Seed Color: 

Bloom Period: Late Spring

Annual Precipitation: 10+ in.

Drought Tolerance: Medium

Shade Tolerance: Intolerant

Elevation: 3,500-10,000 ft.

Wetland Indicator Status:

Fire Resistance: No

Fire Tolerance:

Nitrogen fixation:

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: Yes

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: No

Salinity Tolerance: None

CaCO3 Tolerance: High

pH Range: 6-8


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 

Seeding Rate:  PLS lbs/acre

Season: Fall

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

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