Hansen's Northwest Native Plant Database


Quercus vaccinifolia (Huckleberry 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 vacciniifolia Kellogg huckleberry oak

A delightful, shrubby evergreen oak, very similar in appearance to the tree, Canyon Live Oak, but reaching only 4 - 5.'

Native to dry sites at high elevations in California, Nevada and Oregon, Huckleberry Oak is hardy in USDA zones 7-10.

In the wild, bears, deer and a variety of birds feed on the acorns.

This is an excellent choice for containers or small gardens.

It is also an invaluable species for erosion control and is extremely resistant of drought and high winds.

Photo below left courtesy of Stan Shebs. Photo below right, Howard, Janet L. Quercus vaccinifolia. In: Fire Effects Information System, [Online]. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire Sciences Laboratory (Producer). Available: http://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/ [2011, June 24].

  
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