Plant family: Fagaceae - Oak
Plant type: Tree
Plant origin: N/A, California
Clay, Decomposed Granite, Sand, Sandy Loam
Autumn Foliage, Edible , Fire Resistance, Good in Containers, Important to Native People
Canyon Oak is the most widely distributed Evergreen Oaks in the state, from Oregon to Baja. The grow in large open vase-like patterns, with acorns that are chestnut brown in color, and leaves that are dark green with spiny lobes and a flat structure. Galls form by beneficial wasps egg placement on branches. Largest Oak is 72 feet in height, 10 feet in diameter, in Palomar Mountain State Park. Can take the form of a low growing shrub, or enormous tree, depending on the soil qualities.
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