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Quercus vaccinifolia

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Species Name: Quercus vaccinifolia
Common Name: Huckleberry Oak

Low growing oak that makes a nice groundcover in sunny areas. A large variety of wildlife eat the acorns. Branches are willowy and the bark is smooth and gray.

Plant Family: Fagaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 3' high x spreading
Growth Habit: Prostrate, low and spreading
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Moderate
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining, rocky, serpentine
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
Cold Hardy to: 10,000'
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Acorns
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: From Oregon south to the Sierra Nevada and northwestern California, from 3,000' to 10,000'.
Natural Habitat: Cliffs, ridges, rocky slopes, shallow soils

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