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Quercus garryana
Quercus garryana

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Zones 4-11, 14-23
Full Sun
Minimal Water

Quercus garryana

Oregon White Oak, Garry Oak
Deciduous, Trees


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 range

Quercus garryana

Native to California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia. Slow to moderate growth to 40 to 90 ft. tall, 30 to 60 ft. wide, with rounded crown. Branches are often twisted; bark is gray, scaly, checked. Leathery, 3 - to 6-in.-long, broadly oval leaves with rounded lobes. Foliage is glossy dark green above, rusty or downy beneath; turns reddish brown in fall. Globular, edible acorns to 1 1/4 in. long, bulging from a small, scale-covered cap. Tree casts moderate shade and has a deep, nonaggressive root system. Immune to sudden oak death.

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