Deciduous, Trees, Flowers
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 douglasii
Native to dry foothillsaround California’s Central Valley and interior valleys of Southern California. Low branching, wide spreading; to 30–50 ft. tall, 40–70 ft. wide. Light gray bark is shallowly checked in small squares. Shallowly lobed, oval, bluish green leaves are 1 1/2–4 in. long, 3/4–2 in. wide. Attractive fall colors: pastel pink, orange, yellow. Egg-shaped, 3/4–1 1/4-in. acorns with sharply pointed tip and thin, flat cap. Good in dry, hot situations. Immune to sudden oak death.
Native to Southern California. Stout-trunked tree to about 60 ft. tall and 30 ft. wide. Needles are si...
Native to dry slopes and canyons below 4,000-ft. elevation in coast ranges and Sierra Nevada foothills...
Many hybrids areobtainable, either as blends orin single colors. Most must begrown from seed.