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Plant type

Shrub

Size

3 - 56 ft Tall

Dormancy

Evergreen

Color

Cream, Green

Flowering season

Spring

Common uses

Bank stabilization, Hedge

Quercus parvula is an evergreen red oak (Section Lobatae) found on north-facing Santa Cruz Island slopes and in the California Coast Ranges from Santa Barbara County north to Mendocino County. It was taxonomically combined with Quercus wislizeni until resurrected as a separate species by Kevin Nixon in 1980. The type locality is Palo Colorado Canyon in Monterey County. Three varieties of Q. parvula are currently recognized:

Sun

Full Sun, Partial Shade

Water

Low

Ease of care

Moderate

Caterpillars
Pollinators

Butterflies and moths supported

0 confirmed and 152 likely

Confirmed Likely

Abagrotis baueri

Sallow Button

Acleris hastiana

Acrobasis caliginella

Frosty Dagger Moth|Charred Dagger

Acronicta brumosa

Site type

Slopes

Plant communities

Chaparral, Woodland