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Plant type

Tree

Size

20 - 82 ft Tall
40 ft Wide

Form

Rounded, Upright

Growth rate

Moderate

Dormancy

Evergreen

Color

Cream, Green

Common uses

Bank stabilization

Quercus agrifolia var. agrifolia is one of two recognized varieties of this popular tree. The other variety is var. oxyadenia. Both are known as Coast Live Oak (see description of Quercus agrifolia for more details regarding the species). Differences between the two varieties and the primary species are very subtle. Var. agrifolia is found along the coast from Sonoma County southward. Gardening recommendations are the same as for Quercus agrifolia.

Sun

Full Sun, Partial Shade

Water

Low, Moderate, Very Low

Propagation

For propagating by seed: Fresh seeds sow in fall outdoors or stratify to hold for spring sowing. (USDA Forest Service 1974).

Sunset Zones

5, 7, 8, 9*, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14*, 15*, 16*, 17*, 18*, 19*, 20*, 21*, 22*, 23*, 24*

Birds
Caterpillars
Pollinators

Butterflies and moths supported

0 confirmed and 162 likely

Confirmed Likely

Abagrotis baueri

Sallow Button

Acleris hastiana

Acrobasis caliginella

Acrobasis comptella

Site type

Valleys, slopes

Plant communities

Mixed Evergreen Forest, Woodland