Engelmann Oak, Pasadena Oak Quercus engelmannii
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Engelmann Oak, Pasadena Oak
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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 seed 3/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Other: fall sowing in mulched beds is prefered to artificial stratification.
In a Nutshell:
* The Engelmann Oak ( Quercus engelmannii ), also called the Pasadena Oak , is a species of oak in the white oak section Quercus sect. Quercus , native to Southern California and northwestern Baja California , Mexico . It is a small tree growing to 10 m tall, generally evergreen , but may be drought- deciduous during the hot, dry local summers, and has a rounded or elliptical canopy. more...
* The wood is dark brown and strong, but tends to warp and split upon drying, and is of low value as timber. more...
* The largest remaining stands of Engelmann Oaks are on the Santa Rosa Plateau, near Murrieta in Riverside County, and on Black Mountain near Ramona in San Diego County. more...
* The Engelmann Oak is considered to be the northernmost species of subtropical oak, which was later isolated from its closest relatives to the east by the drying of the southwestern deserts. more...