Canyon Live Oak Quercus chrysolepis

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Botanical Name:

Quercus chrysolepis







Common Name:

Canyon Live Oak

20-60 feet
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
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  • Quercus chrysolepis

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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:
* Quercus chrysolepis , commonly termed Canyon Live Oak , is a species of evergreen oak that is found in the southwestern part of North America , notably in the California Coast Ranges .
* This tree is often found near creeks and drainage swales growing in moist cool microhabitats .
* Its leaves are a glossy dark green on the upper surface with prominent spines.
* After forest fires, Canyon live oak regenerates vigorously by basal sprouting.
* The acorns are consumed by a variety of wildlife as diverse as Acorn Woodpecker, California ground squirrel, dusky-footed wood rat, western harvest mouse and black-tailed deer.
* Canyon live oak woodlands serve as excellent mountain lion habitat because of the large population of deer frequenting these areas. more...
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