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Plant type

Tree

Size

56 - 72 ft Tall

Dormancy

Evergreen

Color

Cream, Green

Flowering season

Spring

Common uses

Bank stabilization

Quercus parvula var. shrevei, or Shreve Oak, is an evergreen red oak found 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. Recent work suggests Q. parvula var. parvula to be Q. parvula var. shrevei x Q. wislizeni.

It generally occurs in foothills where it is common in the low elevations. It is a large shrub or tree growing to 22 meters (73 feet) tall, although it seldom exceeds 10 meters (33 feet). The dark-green leaves -appearing grayish from a distance. Leaves are usually small, 2-5 cm (0. 8-2. 0 inches) long, thick, and often spiny-toothed at higher elevations. All California red oaks show evidence of introgression and/or hybridization with one another.

Sun

Full Sun, Partial Shade

Water

Low

Ease of care

Moderate

Sunset Zones

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

Birds
Caterpillars
Pollinators

Butterflies and moths supported

0 confirmed and 148 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