Quercus garryana var. garryana

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Quercus garryana var. garryana

Species Name: Quercus garryana garryana
Common Name: Oregon Oak

Beautiful oak found mostly in Northern Californa. Can take some additional moisture inland. In Southern California thrives at higher elevations and becomes a dwarf.

Plant Family: Fagaceae
Plant Type: Tree
Height by Width: 8-60' H x 10' W
Growth Habit: Upright, multi-branching
Deciduous/Evergreen: Winter deciduous
Growth Rate: Moderate
Sun Exposure: Part shade
Soil Preference: Well-draining, rocky
Water Requirements: Occasional to moderate
Cold Hardy to: 25 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Produces acorns
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: Northwest, Cascade Range Foothills, San Francisco Bay, Sierra Nevada, Western Transverse Range
Natural Habitat: Slopes, woodland, mixed evergreen or conifer forest from 1000-5200'

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  • Harlow, Nora and Kristin Jakob. Wild Lilies, Irises, and Grasses: Gardening with California Monocots. Berkely and Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press. 2003.