Quercus chrysolepis

Quercus chrysolepis

canyon live oak



  • Evergreen tree that can grow to a height of 100 feet tall (but usually under 60 feet) and live for 300 years
  • Grows in sheltered canyons and on exposed mountain slopes in chaparral and woodland
  • Acorns are an important food source for many animals and birds.
  • Found in Bay hills, Diablo and Hamilton sections also reported in Los Vaqueros watershed
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Huckleberry RP, Mt. Diablo, Mt. Diablo north, Mt. Diablo south, Mt. Diablo upper, Mt. Diablo west


long 1 gallon

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

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