California Black Oak, Kellogg 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 kelloggii
To 30–80 ft. tall and wide,with short trunk, ascending branches, and rounded crown. Dark gray, furrowed, checked bark. Handsome foliage: leaves unfold soft pink or dusty rose, mature to dark glossy green, turn yellow or yellow orange in fall.Leaves 4–10 in. long,2 1/2 –6 in.wide,with deep, sharply tapered lobes ending in bristly points. Oblong or almost conical, 1– 1/2 -in. acorns enclosed by about half in bowl-shaped cap. Good moderate-size tree for spring and fall color; attractive winter trunk and branch pattern. Susceptible to sudden oak death.
From 5–6 ft. tall, 8–10 ft. wideTiny (1/4-in.), dark green leaves. Dark cobalt blue 1 1/2-in. clusters...
Native to Chile, this clumping bamboo's erect culms grow 10 to 20 ft. tall and wide.
From 1–1 1/2 ft. high,12–16 ft. wide. Dark green, oval, 1-in. leaves; tough and spiny. Flowers are typ...