Quercus chrysolepsis

Canyon Live Oak

Plant family: Fagaceae - Oak

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Plant type: Tree

Plant origin: N/A, California

 
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Fifteen Gallon 5   119.99
Five gallon - Natural 92   37.99
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Flower Color Female-White, Male-Yellow
Blooming Season Spring, Winter
Height 25-40 feet
Spread Over 40 feet
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Chaparral

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Clay, Decomposed Granite, Sand, Sandy Loam

Special Characteristic

Autumn Foliage, Edible , Fire Resistance, Good in Containers, Important to Native People

Plant Highlights

Canyon Oak is the most widely distributed Evergreen Oaks in the state, from Oregon to Baja. The grow in large open vase-like patterns, with acorns that are chestnut brown in color, and leaves that are dark green with spiny lobes and a flat structure. Galls form by beneficial wasps egg placement on branches. Largest Oak is 72 feet in height, 10 feet in diameter, in Palomar Mountain State Park. Can take the form of a low growing shrub, or enormous tree, depending on the soil qualities.

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