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Quercus agrifolia

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Quercus agrifolia
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Quercus agrifolia

Species Name: Quercus agrifolia
Common Name: Coast Live Oak or Encina

One of the fastest growing oaks and a local native. High wildlife value. Superior on slopes. They are well-known and highly revered native trees. Forage source for the California Sister and California Hairstreak.

Plant Family: Fagaceae
Plant Type: Tree
Height by Width: 20-75' H x 30-60' W
Growth Habit: Broad dome shaped crown
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Moderate
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
Cold Hardy to: 10 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Acorns
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: Outer North Coast Range, Central and Southwest, Baja
Natural Habitat: Valleys, slopes, mixed evergreen forest, woodland to 5,000'

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