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Author:Ewen Roberts from San Diego, CA, United States
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2017 crop Shasta Lake, California
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Quercus chrysolepis

Canyon Live Oak

Recalcitrant seeds need refrigeration. Since shipping times are out of our control, we are not liable for seed condition upon arrival.
  • Quercus chrysolepis

Please select the quantity desired, and we will advise availability and price as soon as possible.


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New Zealand

Growing Info

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 

Looking for a tree that can withstand hot and dry weather? Look no further than the Quercus chrysolepis, also known as Canyon Live Oak. This evergreen oak species can be found in various forest communities in the Southwestern United States and Mexico, particularly in the California Coast Ranges. It grows in moist and cool microhabitats near creeks and drainage swales, and is known for its glossy dark green leaves with prominent spines. Canyon Live Oak is also a vital habitat for many fauna, such as birds, mammals, and deer, making it an excellent choice for mountain lion habitat. Plus, its acorns are a crucial food source to a diverse range of wildlife, including Acorn Woodpecker, California ground squirrel, dusky-footed wood rat, western harvest mouse, and black-tailed deer. Order Canyon Live Oak acorns now and provide a valuable resource for wildlife in your area!

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