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Species Name: Quercus dumosa
Common Name: Nuttall's Scrub Oak
- A rare scrub oak found near coast, in chaparral on hillsides. Tough as nails, drought tolerant. Acorns persist on plant after maturity. Recommended for erosoin control. Superior wildlife value.
- Plant Family: Fagaceae
- Plant Type: Shrub
- Height by Width: 3-10' H x 15' W
- Growth Habit: Rounded, densely branched
- Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
- Growth Rate: Moderate
- Sun Exposure: Full sun
- Soil Preference: Well-draining, rocky
- Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
- Cold Hardy to: 35 degrees F
- Flower Season: Spring
- Flower Color: Acorns
- Endangered?: List 1B/ RED 2-3-2
- Distribution: Coastal Southern California, Baja
- Natural Habitat: Sandy soils, sandstone slopes of Coastal Sage Scrub, Chaparral below 700'
- Care and Maintenance
- Introduced into cultivation in California by Theodore Payne.
- From California Native Plants, Theodore Payne's 1941 catalog: "A dense growing shrub of spreading habit usually 3 to 8 feet high. Foliage deep green, somewhat like the live oak, but smaller. Excellent for dry hillsides. Gallon cans, 50c."
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