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Oak, Shrub Live

Quercus turbinella

Fagaceae - Beech and Oak

Description

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).

Characteristics

General

Family:
Fagaceae - Beech and Oak
Cultivar Availability:
No
Hardiness Zone:
7-9
Type:
Broadleaf
Utah Native:
Yes

Growth

Growth Rate:
Low
Mature Height:
Low
Longevity:
Medium
Is Good Under Power Lines:
Yes
Crown Shape:
Shrubby

Ornamental

Bark:
No
Fall Color:
No
Flowers:
No
Foliage:
Yes
Fruit:
No

Tolerence

Shade:
Medium
Salt:
Medium
Drought:
High
Poor Drainage:
Medium
Alkalinity:
High
Transplanting:
Medium