Hansen's Northwest Native Plant Database


Quercus kelloggii (California Black Oak)

 

Kingdom

 Plantae Plants

Subkingdom

 Tracheobionta Vascular plants

Superdivision

 Spermatophyta Seed plants

Division

 Magnoliophyta Flowering plants

Class

 Magnoliopsida Dicotyledons

Subclass

 Hamamelididae

Order

 Fagales

Family

 Fagaceae Beech family

Genus

 Quercus L. oak

Species

 Quercus kelloggii Newberry California black oak

This handsome oak has outstanding foliage - bristled leaves with pointed lobes that reach 4-10."

It grows far faster than other oaks and matures to reach 30-75' with irregular trunks and a majestic, broad canopy.

It is both attractive and practical, providing excellent shade and a fall show of brilliant reds, yellows and oranges.

California Black Oak is native to southwest Oregon and is also found in the Sierra Nevada ranges of California, in USDA zones 6-10.

This oak will grow on dry benches but is less drought tolerant than Quercus garryana and will benefit from regular watering in the first year especially.

Chose a sunny to partially shaded site with acidic, sandy or gravelly soil for this rare beauty.

    
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