Like other Mountain Mahoganies, Alderleaf is useful either as a hedge or as a foundation plant. It is suited to dry open sites, but with a little more water, it will take on the lush appearance of a traditional garden plant. The flowers go unnoticed, but the feathery seeds are characteristic of all Cercocarpus montanus | Mountain Mahoganies.  Use it in a hedge or a specimen shrub with other xeriscape  plants  such a Oakleaf Sumac and Fernbush. Prune in spring to keep it lush and tidy.

Growth rate: Medium

Height: 4ft-5ft

Width: 3ft-4ft

Full sun to part shade

Medium water

Average soil

Zone 3-6