Plant family: Fagaceae - Oak
Plant type: Shrub
Plant origin: N/A, California
Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub
Decomposed Granite, Sandy Loam
Edible , Fire Resistance, Hedges and Screens, Important to Native People, Slope Stabilizer
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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