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Quercus john-tuckeri

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Species Name: Quercus john-tuckeri
Common Name: Tucker's Oak

This oak is recommended for small gardens. Picturesque and very ornamental. Found locally at high elevations.

Plant Family: Fagaceae
Plant Type: Tree
Height by Width: 6-15' H x 10' W
Growth Habit: Upright
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Moderate
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining, rocky
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant
Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Yellow
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: East slope of Tehachapi Mtns, Inner South Coast Range, north slope of Western Transverse Range, north slope of the San Gabriel Mountains
Natural Habitat: Slopes on desert borders, chaparral, pinyon/juniper woodland from 2800-6800'

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