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Quercus tomentella

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Quercus tomentella

Species Name: Quercus tomentella
Common Name: Island Oak

Good tree for coastal gardens. Rare and endangered in California

Plant Family: Fagaceae
Plant Type: Tree
Height by Width: 50' H x 20' W
Growth Habit: Upright tree
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Slow to moderate
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
Cold Hardy to: Frost tolerant
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Acorns
Endangered?: List 4 /RED 1-2-2
Distribution: Anacapa, San Clemente, Santa Catalina, Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa, and Guadalupe Islands
Natural Habitat: Closed-cone coniferous forest, chaparral, cismontane woodland, riparian woodland, between 45'-2,200'

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  • Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.
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