Coast Live Oak, California Live Oak
|Wide-spreading, large-trunked Oaks are known for their long life, strength and majestic beauty. They have many forms, but are mostly deciduous trees and some shrubs. Some like wet soil, while others prefer dry. All have deeply cut leaves and acorns. The foliage on some types turns red, orange and yellow in fall. On others it turns only brown. The evergreens have hollylike leaves. Use as shade or street trees. Prone to caterpillars, oak root fungus and wilt. Never plant an Oak where another Oak died from disease. Prune to speed growth. For greater height, pinch tips of small branches, and leave as much foliage as possible.
One of the most popular native Oaks in California, they often stand as solitary giants in grasslands or groves along seasonal streams. Native Americans once used the acorns for flour. Give some extra water to newly planted trees until established. Deeply water mature or established trees in drought years only. Resists oak root fungus.
Attributes - Quercus agrifolia
Plant Type: Tree
Height: 30 ft. to 75 ft.
Width: 75 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Climate: Zones 8, 9, 10
Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil, Dry Climates, Hot Climates. Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance, Showy Flowers. Susceptible to Caterpillars, Powdery Mildew, Scales.
Quercus acutissima, Quercus alba, Quercus coccinea, Quercus douglasii, Quercus dumosa, Quercus durata, Quercus ellipsoidalis, Quercus emoryi, Quercus engelmannii, Quercus gambelii, Quercus grisea, Quercus hypoleucoides, Quercus ilex, Quercus imbricaria, Quercus laurifolia, Quercus mohriana, Quercus oblongifolia, Quercus palmeri, Quercus palustris, Quercus phellos, Quercus robur, Quercus robur 'Fastigiata', Quercus rubra, Quercus rugosa, Quercus suber, Quercus turbinella, Quercus virginiana, Quercus wislizenii