With these characteristics: None
Oak, Shrub Live
Fagaceae - Beech and Oak
Leaves: Alternate; simple; ovate; 1/2" to 1-1/4" long; evergreen; wavy margin with sharp, spiny teeth, can look like a small holly leaf; blue-green and whitish-waxy.
Twigs/buds: Twigs slender; brown. Terminal buds small; clustered at end of twig, brown.
Flowers/fruit: Monoecious. Fruit an acorn; short-stalked or no stalk; 1/2" long; light-brown; shell glabrous inside; 1/2 enclosed by warty cap; matures in one season.
Bark: Gray-brown and scaly or flaky.
Wood: Unimportant and little known or used; ring porous.
General: Native to low canyon sites in southwestern Utah. Likely needs a fairly warm climate and can withstand some drought. Clumpy and shrubby, only getting up to about 8 feet tall. Shade intolerant.
Landscape Use: Rarely (if ever) planted; might occasionally find native plants in developed areas. Likely would need little water or care. Zones 7-9, though one is growing on the east side of a building in Provo, Utah.
Comments & Limitations: Acorns can be a nuisance. Evergreen broadleaf (retains its leaves for more than one year).
- Fagaceae - Beech and Oak
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