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Little Leaf Mountain Mahogany, Cercocarpus intricatus.

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Little Leaf Mountain Mahogany, Cercocarpus intricatus
Little Leaf Mountain Mahogany, Cercocarpus intricatus. Arizona Wild Flowers. Pictures, Photos, Images, Descriptions, Information, Reviews.Little Leaf Mountain Mahogany, Cercocarpus intricatus. Arizona Wild Flowers. Pictures, Photos, Images, Descriptions, Information, Reviews.
Little Leaf Mountain Mahogany.
Plumed Spiral Seeds.
Little Leaf Mountain Mahogany.
Very Tiny Leaves.

Little Leaf Mountain Mahogany.
Cercocarpus intricatus, Rose Family ( Rosaceae ), Little Leaf Mountain Mahogany.

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Quick Notes:

Height: Up To About 15' - 25' Tall.

Trunk: Up To About 10 inches thick.

Bark: The bark is a light grey.

Flowers: Flowers are inconspicuous, tiny and yellow. The inflorescence has two or three flowers. Each flower is a tiny cup just a few millimeters wide containing several protruding stamens and one pistil. The style remains after the rest of the flower falls away. It is feathery and up to 2 centimeters long, with the fruit, an achene, at the tip.

Flowering Time: May.

Fruit & Seeds: Each brown round ball is composed of numerous tiny, tufted seeds (achenes); the balls disintegrate over the winter, dispersing the seeds with the wind.

Trunk: Up To About 1 1/2 Foot Thick. A single trunk with arm-like branches and old dry leaves left in place.

Leaves: Leaves are small, dark green, shiny and have good fall color.

Found: Native to the United States; (AZ, CA, CO, NM, NV, UT, WY). Also native to northern Mexico in northern Sonora, northwestern Chihuahua.

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Elevation: 4,000 - 9,000 Feet. In California it is reported between 4,593 and 9,842 feet.

Habitat: Dry and rocky slopes, mostly in pinyon - juniper woodland, desert mountains.

Miscellaneous: Photos Taken: September 20, 2003. Lynx Creek, Prescott, Arizona.

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