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Quercus agrifolia | Pacific Nurseries

Quercus agrifolia

Common Name | Coast Live Oak
Popular Plant CA Native | Pacific Nurseries
CA Native
Quercus agrifolia is a beautiful evergreen tree that typically has a multi-branched trunk that can reach a mature height of 25-82′ tall. They can attain an age of +250 years, with trunk diameters up to 9-13′. Its form is highly variable, and younger trees are often shrubby. The crown is broadly rounded and dense with dark green, oval, leaves with a spiny-toothed margin. It is one of the only California native oaks that thrive in coastal environments and is somewhat tolerant of aerosol-borne sea salt. Coast Live Oaks are fairly easy to grow and prefer to have their roots shaded in soil that is not fast draining. After the first year of planting and at a height of +/-10′, it’s best to avoid direct summer watering. It’s also a good idea to surround young specimens with mulch, rocks, or smaller native plants that will provide shade to the roots. These trees can get quite large over time, consider a location that provides plenty of room for growth and spread.

Quercus agrifolia

Attributes + Requirements

Popular Plant Pollinator Attraction | Pacific Nurseries
Attracts Pollinators
Growth | 25-82′ High
Growth | 15-35′ Wide
Popular Plant Flower Color | Pacific Nurseries
Flower Color | Yellow, Cream, Green
Light Water
Full Sun, Partial Sun
Popular Plant Soil Requirements | Pacific Nurseries
Soil | Sandy, Rocky, Clay, Well-Drained
Special Features = Deer Resistant | Low Maintenance | Coastal Tolerant | Hillside Stabilizer
Popular Plant Sizes Grown | Pacific Nurseries
Quercus agrifolia
Sizes Grown | 15 gal, 24″ box, 36″ box

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