Quercus berberidifolia

Scrub Oak

Plant family: Fagaceae - Oak


Plant type: Shrub

Plant origin: N/A, California

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24 inch box natural 0   N/A
Fifteen Gallon 0   129.00
Five gallon - Natural 95   44.99
D-40 0   14.99

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Flower Color Female-White, Male-Yellow
Blooming Season Spring, Winter
Height 5-15 feet
Spread 15-30 feet
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Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub

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Sandy Loam

Special Characteristic

Edible , Good in Containers, Hedges and Screens, Important to Native People

Plant Highlights

Scrub oak grows up to ten feet in heoight, producing dense shrub thickets in Chaparral. These oaks shrubs bear small, one inch acorns that are edible when processed. Native peoples used these shrubs for food and wind shielding in wind conditions. These 7 to 10 ft. shrubs grow low to the grownd, starving out surface growth beneath it.

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