Coast Live Oak, California Live Oak Quercus agrifolia - Quercus acutiglandis
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Coast Live Oak, California Live Oak
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In Stock: 4.05 lb
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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 60 days , or until radicle emergence.
Germination: sow 1-2" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Other: fall sowing in mulched beds is prefered to artificial stratification.
In a Nutshell:
* Coast live oak is a native, drought-resistant, evergreen tree, ranging in height from 19 to 82 feet (6-25 m) and in diameter from 1 to 4 feet (0.3-1.2 m) .
* The bark of young trees is smooth. With age, it develops deep furrows, ridges, and a thickness of about 8 to 9% of bole or branch diameter .
* It grows west of the Sierra Nevada from Mendocino County , California , south to northern Baja California in Mexico . It is classified in the red oak section ( Quercus sect. Lobatae ). more...
* Wood Products: Coast live oak wood is primarily used for fuel and can be managed for firewood production. Coast live oak is a good candidate for coppice management, as it sprouts vigorously from cut stumps. Few studies have been conducted on coast live oak response to thinning. Coast live oak stands on 4 sites on the central and southern California coastline responded to thinning with significantly greater basal area compared to unthinned stands more...