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Quercus agrifolia

Coast Live Oak

California Live Oak, California Field Oak
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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Quercus agrifolia
Principal Common Name Coast Live Oak
Common Name(s) California Live Oak, California Field Oak
Synonym
Description This is a medium to large round evergreen tree often spreads wider than it is tall.
General Comments This is a great native plant that can be used for shade and as a street tree. Evergreen but drops old leaves in spring as new ones form.
Origin
Nativity Central Coast S. California
Height Range 20 - 100 FT
Spread Range 20 - 100 FT
Flower Showy N
Warning
Sunset Zones 7 : 8 : 9 : 14 : 15 : 16 : 17 : 18 : 19 : 20 : 21 : 22 : 23 : 24
USDA Zones 9a : 9b : 10a : 10b : 11
Leaf Color Dark Green
Leaf Texture Leathery : Stiff : Toothed
Form Large Tree
Flower Color
Flower Time Spring
Months
Ease of Growing Average
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun)
Soil Preferences Well-drained
Watering Preferences Drought Tolerant : None : Sparse
Outstanding Features Drought tolerant : Evergreen : Form : Poor Soil tolerant : Wood

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