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Quercus turbinella (Scrub Oak)

Quercus turbinella
Shrub Live Oak, Sonoran Scrub Oak, Scrub Oak, Turbinella Oak, Turbinella, Encino

Scrub Oak is an evergreen shrub or small tree with a dense, mounding habit. Native from California into west Texas at elevations from 2500 to 6000 feet, Scrub Oak will generally reach a mature size of about 8 feet tall by 10-12 feet wide, although specimens 20 or more feet high can be found in areas with deep soil and regular water. The oval leaves are small, leathery, and gray-blue with sharply toothed margins. Small, slender acorns ripen in the summer, providing food for wildlife. Plant in full sun to part shade and in well-drained soils.

Plant Type Native, Shrub
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Water Needs Low
Hardiness Zone Zone 6 (-10° F)
Flower Color Inconspicuous
Flower Season Spring, Summer, Fall
Growth Rate Slow
Height 8 (ft)
Spread 12 (ft)
Spacing 10' (ft)
Characteristics Evergreen, Showy
Attracts Wildlife
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Tolerance Rocky Soil
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Image by: Wiki Commons
Image by: Wiki Commons

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