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 vaccinifolia
Native tomountains of Northern Californiaand southern Oregon. Grows to2–5 ft. tall and at least twice aswide, with sprawling branches.Oblong to egg-shaped, smooth-marginedleaves, pointed orround at the tip; shiny gray-greenabove, gray with sparsegolden hairs below. Round tooval acorns to 1/2 in. long, withshallow cap covered in thin,hairy scales. Useful in wild gardensand as an informal hedge.
Native tomountains of Northern Californiaand southern Oregon. Grows to2–5 ft. tall and at least twice ...
From southeastern Europe. Grows 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 ft. tall, 1 1/2 ft. wide, with attractive, silky white ...
Upright, withbrilliant yellow twigs in winter.Can grow to tree size, but cuttingback gives best color ...