Tanoak Lithocarpus densiflorus - Notholithocarpus densiflorus

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Botanical Name:

Lithocarpus densiflorus







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  • Lithocarpus densiflorus

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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: none required. none required.
Stratification: none required. none required.
Germination: No pre-germination treatment required; sow immediately. sow 1" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* Lithocarpus densiflorus , commonly known as the Tanoak or Tanbark-oak , is an evergreen tree in the beech family Fagaceae , native to the western United States , in California as far south as the Transverse Ranges and north to southwest Oregon . It can reach 40 m tall (though 15–25 m is more usual) in the California Coast Ranges , and can have a trunk diameter of 60–190 cm. more...
* This is a low growing shrub form of the species.
* If grown in full sun it will be compact and dense with blue green foliage.
* An evergreen Tree growing to 10 m (32ft) by 10 m (32ft) at a slow rate. It is hardy to zone 7. more...
* In shadier settings it is taller and morfe green color.
* It prefers dry conditions.
Tanoak, formerly known taxonomically as Lithocarpus densiflorus , was recently moved into a new genus, Notholithocarpus , based on multiple lines of evidence. [ 1 ]
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Physical Characteristics  Lithocarpus densiflorus is an evergreen Tree growing to 10 m (32ft) by 10 m (32ft) at a slow rate. It is hardy to zone 7. It is in leaf 12-Jan It is in flower from Apr to May. The flowers are monoecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but both sexes can be found on the same plant) The plant prefers light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils.The plant prefers acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils..It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade.It requires moist soil.
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Usda description:
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Usda description:
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