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Cercocarpus traskiae

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Species Name: Cercocarpus traskiae
Common Name: Catalina Island Mountain Mahogany

Tough and attractive. Very drought tolerant. Taller and more upright than other mahoganies. Brought back from the edge of extinction-- only 7 plants in the wild were left in 1990.

Plant Family: Rosaceae
Plant Type: Shrub/Small Tree
Height by Width: 10-26' H x 10-15' W
Growth Habit: Upright
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Moderate
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
Cold Hardy to: 20 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Yellowish
Endangered?: RED 1B.1. It is listed by the State of California as Endangered and by the Federal Government as Endangered.
Distribution: South Channel Islands (Santa Catalina Island)
Natural Habitat: Dry, rocky soils

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