Quercus agrifolia var. agrifolia

Quercus agrifolia var. agrifolia

coast live oak



  • Magnificent, evergreen, spreading tree
  • Naturally occur in groves and make wonderful shade trees
  • Appears gangly in its youth, however a mature tree grows from 30 to 75 feet tall with a spread from 60 to 100 feet
  • Its tiny flowers produce handsome acorns in the fall
  • Leaves fall after a year but new leaves have already appeared the root zone
  • Takes full sun to part shade and likes well drained soil
  • Do not plant other species requiring plentiful water within
  • Oaks are the basis for a complex food web. The acorns are food for at least 30 species of birds
  • Oaks also attract California sister and echo blue butterflies
  • Found in all sections
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Briones RP, Carquinez Strait RP, Chabot RP, El Sobrante, Kennedy Grove RP, Mt. Diablo, Mt. Diablo north, Mt. Diablo south, Mt. Diablo west, Redwood RP


1 gallon, long 1 gallon, long 5 gallon

bloom season Apr
pollinators Birds
pollinators Butterflies
habitat Coastal scrub
dormancy Evergreen
sun Full Shade
sun Full Sun
soil Good
habitat Grassland
flower color Inconspicuous
water Low
bloom season Mar
habitat Mixed evergreens
soil Moderate
features Nuts
sun Part Shade
soil Poor
growth habit Spreading
water Very low
soil Well-drained

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