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Quercus canbyi (Canby Oak, Sierra Oak)

Quercus canbyi
Canby Oak, Sierra Oak

This mostly evergreen oak was first recognized by and brought into the trade by famed Texas plantsman Lynn Lowery. It has a pyramidal form in youth and an open irregular shape at maturity. It will normally reach 40 to 50 feet while native stands in Mexico may reach 80 feet. Its leaves are 6 to 8 inches long and 2 to 3 inches wide with heavily serrated edges, dark, and glossy green. The petioles are often reddish in color. They have been successfully grown as far north as Springfield, IL, and have thrived in the intense Phoenix summers.

Plant Type Native, Tree
Exposure Full Sun
Water Needs Average
Hardiness Zone Zone 5 (-20° F)
Flower Color Inconspicuous
Flower Season Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Growth Rate Moderate
Height 50 (ft)
Spread 50 (ft)
Characteristics Semi-Evergreen
Attracts Birds, Wildlife
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Tolerance Cold
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Image by: MSWN
Image by: MSWN
Image by: MSWN

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