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Quercus wislizeni var. frutescens

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Species Name: Quercus wislizeni far. frutescens
Common Name: Dwarf Interior Live Oak

A shrub or small tree-form of oak that is good for wildlife gardens and erosion control on hillsides.

Plant Family: Fagaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 6-18' H
Growth Habit: Shrub
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Slow
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant
Cold Hardy to: 6,000'
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Acorns
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: North Coast Range, Tehachapi, San Francisco Bay, South Coast Range, Southwestern CA (except Channel Islands)
Natural Habitat: Chaparral. Elevation: 900-6,000'

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