Quercus dumosa

Nuttall's Scrub Oak

Plant family: Fagaceae - Oak


Plant type: Shrub

Plant origin: N/A, California

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D-40 421   19.99
Five gallon - Natural 90   64.99
D-40 3054   19.99

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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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Decomposed Granite, Sandy Loam

Special Characteristic

Edible , Fire Resistance, Hedges and Screens, Important to Native People, Slope Stabilizer

Plant Highlights

Coastal Sage Scrub is one of the rarest evergreen oak shrubs to be found in California, found only in the Southern Coastal and Northern Baja regions, Rapid housing development threatens this shrub. These oaks prefer cool fogg in the summer and warm coastal weather in the winter. Leaves are spiny and flat in structure, with spiny p[oints on the end. The twigs are reddish-brown, maturing to a soft brown.

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