Quercus durata var. durata
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Species Name: Quercus durata var. durata
Common Name: Leather Oak
- This tough chaparral oak forms low, dense thickets. Uncommon. Recommended near coast. Excellent wildlife value. Prefers harsh soils.
- Plant Family: Fagaceae
- Plant Type: Shrub
- Height by Width: 3-10' H x 10' W
- Growth Habit: Low and dense
- Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
- Growth Rate: Slow
- Sun Exposure: Sun to part 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?: Not listed
- Distribution: North Coast Range, Northern Sierra Nevada Foothills, South Coast Range
- Natural Habitat: Chaparral from 500-5000'
- Care and Maintenance
- From California Native Plants, Theodore Payne's 1941 catalog: "A rather low spreading shrub with rigid branches, foliage rich deep green. Desirable for hillside planting. 5 gallon cans, $1.75."
- Other Names
- Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.