Canyon Live Oak, Maul Oak
Appearance and hardiness of Oaks vary widely, but all produce acorns preceded by inconspicuous flowers. Single nuts are more or less enclosed in a cuplike cap covered with many closely set scales. In some species, the acorns are edible,with a sweet flavor. Some oaks are widely planted over large areas, while others have a limited rangeQuercus chrysolepis
Handsome, round-headed or somewhatspreading tree to 20–60 ft. tall and wide. Bark is smooth and whitish when young, checked and gray with age. Oval, 1–2-in.-long leaves may be smooth edged or spiny; shiny medium green above, pale blue or grayish beneath,with thin felting of silvery or golden hairs on undersides when new.
Native to Southern California. Stout-trunked tree to about 60 ft. tall and 30 ft. wide. Needles are si...
Many hybrids areobtainable, either as blends orin single colors. Most must begrown from seed.
Native to dry slopes and canyons below 4,000-ft. elevation in coast ranges and Sierra Nevada foothills...