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Alvord Oak
Quercus alvordiana
About Alvord Oak (Quercus alvordiana) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Quercus x alvordiana, the Alvord oak, is a hybrid oak in the genus Quercus. It has been reported to be a hybrid between Quercus douglasii and Quercus turbinella, or between Q. douglasii and Quercus john-tuckeri, which was formerly considered to be a variety of Q. turbinella. This is the most common hybrid of Q. douglasii. It is endemic to California, where it occurs in the Southern Inner California Coast Ranges and western Transverse Ranges. 'Quercus x alvordiana is a shrub or tree under 3 metres (9. 8 ft) tall which may be evergreen or deciduous. The leaves are up to 5 centimeters long, a dull blue to gray-green on top and paler green on the undersides. The leaf blades have toothed edges and some have pointed tips. The acorn is narrow in shape and up to 4 centimeters long, with a cup up to 1. 6 centimeters wide.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Tree, Shrub

9.8 ft tall


Flower Color
Flower Color
Cream, Green

Wildlife Supported

Landscaping Information
Common uses
Common uses
Deer Resistant

Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 33.1" - 33.1", Summer Precipitation: 0.47" - 0.47", Coldest Month: 45.8" - 45.8", Hottest Month: 68.5" - 68.5", Humidity: 4.13" - 18.44", Elevation: 3918" - 3918"

Alternative Names
Botanical Names: Quercus ×alvordiana,Quercus x alvordiana
Common Names: Alvord's Oak

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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