Alderleaf mountain mahogany

Cercocarpus montanus

plant type:
tree
lifecycle:
perennial
growing season:
warm

Soil

Acceptable Soil Types:
Loam
Sand
Gravel
Acceptable Soil conditions:
AlkalineCaliche

Location

Min elevation:
3000
Max elevation:
10000
Counties: 
Apache
Cochise
Coconino
Gila
Graham
Greenlee
La Paz
Maricopa
Mohave
Navajo
Pima
Pinal
Santa Cruz
Yavapai
Yuma

Reproduction & Growth

Growth rate: 
Slow
Germination Overall: 
Moderate
Germination Requirements: 
difficult to establish from seed, requires wet/moist conditions
Reproduction: 
NA
Establishment: 
NA

Ecological

Best Suited for these Site conditions:
ColdDisturbanceFireFloodingRiparian
Best Suited for these Management goals:
Drought resilienceErosion controlForage productionPollinator habitatIncreased soil healthWildlife habitat

Additional Information

Commercial availability:
Available from nurseries
NOTES:
extensive root system; vigorous post fire establishment
Citations:

Gucker 2006