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Cercocarpus minutiflorus

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Species Name: Cercocarpus minutiflorus
Common Name: San Diego Mountain Mahogany

Large evergreen shrub with a showy, feathery seed plume. Makes a nice informal screen. Mixes well with Toyon and Ceanothus.

Plant Family: Rosaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 6-15' H x 8-10' W
Growth Habit: Upright
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Moderate
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Yellow
Endangered?:
Distribution: Southern Peninsular Range, San Diego County
Natural Habitat: Coastal Sage Scrub, Chaparral

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