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Quercus agrifolia  coast live oak
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Quercus agrifolia

(coast live oak)

A beautiful and stately evergreen oak, native to many plant communities from Mendocino County south to Baja, seldom occurring farther than 50 miles from the ocean.  One of the fastest growing California oaks and a versatile landscape subject as long as space allows. Young trees have a dense rounded canopy covered with thick, dark green, oval and convex leaves with spiny margins. Smooth gray bark becomes furrowed with age. Flowers are produced on short yellow hanging catkins followed by long tapered acorns. In time, develops a magnificent architecture with broad spreading branches. Planting native oaks provides beauty, shade, food and cover to a dazzling array of wildlife. Plant in sun to light shade. No additional summer water required once established.
Quercus chrysolepis  canyon live oak
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Quercus chrysolepis

(canyon live oak)

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Quercus douglasii  blue oak
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Quercus douglasii

(blue oak)

This is the oak of California’s interior, where hot and dry summer conditions prevail. A small or medium sized oak, often growing 15 to 30 feet tall, it can reach a maximum height of 60 feet. The canopy is compact and round with bluish-green lobed leaves. The acorns are oval shaped with shallow caps. Grows slowly but is long lived. A well sited oak is a gift to future generations of humans as well as a myriad of wildlife. Plant in full sun where it will be extremely drought tolerant once established.    
Quercus durata  leather oak
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Quercus durata

(leather oak)

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Quercus garryana var. breweri  Brewer's oak
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Quercus garryana var. breweri

(Brewer's oak)

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Quercus garryana var. garryana  Garry oak, Oregon white oak
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Quercus garryana var. garryana

(Garry oak, Oregon white oak)

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Quercus kelloggii  California black oak
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Quercus kelloggii

(California black oak)

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Quercus lobata  valley oak
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Quercus lobata

(valley oak)

This majestic oak once covered the Santa Rosa Valley and many other fertile valleys throughout the state. Becomes large and picturesque with long drooping branches and beautiful thick, checked bark. Best in deep soils with room to develop. Wonderful planted for wildlife. Deciduous, long lived. Oaks are some of the greatest trees for birds. Oak titmice, acorn woodpeckers, and many other species utilize them for nest sites, cover, insects and acorns.
Quercus pacifica  island scrub oak
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Quercus pacifica

(island scrub oak)

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Quercus suber  cork oak
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Quercus suber

(cork oak)

Native to the Mediterranean and North Africa, this evergreen oak is very similar to our native Coast Live Oak. Very picturesque with age, its thick corky bark adds much interest and character even to young trees. An excellent bonsai subject or shade tree. Widely adaptable with good drainage. To 30 ft. or more with great age. Drought tolerant.
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