How to Manage Pests

Pests in Gardens and Landscapes

Mountain mahogany—Cercocarpus spp.
Family Rosaceae (Rose family)

Plant Identification

Mountain mahogany is an attractive evergreen or deciduous shrub or tree with an open structure and branching pattern.  Leaves are green above and often white or grayish underneath with inrolled or toothed edges.  Mountain mahogany has small fruit and a feathery, tail-like plume form in fall. 

Optimum conditions for growth

Mountain mahogany is a native of Western mountains and foothills and can be grown as a hedge or small tree.  It does best in areas with full sun and requires very little or no water. 

Flowers of mountain mahogany
Yellow flowers of desert mountain-mahogany

Pests and disorders of Cercocarpus spp.




Diseases (continued)

Environmental disorders



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