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 ...
Native to Central America, West Indies. Easy-to-grow, dependable plants that bloom in summer and fall;...
From mid or late summer into fall, these eastern U.S. natives enliven the garden with large, branching...