Quercus engelmannii /Engelmann Oak, Mesa Oak, Mesa Live Oak
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Rather coarse, leathery leaves
Tree growing in a southern California botanical garden
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Engelmann Oak, Mesa Oak, Mesa Live Oak
9, 10, 11
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30 - 40 feet
Well drained, Dry
Rate of Growth:
Susceptible to insects
This is a semi-desert species of oak which is found in southern California from Pasadena to Baja. It is actually a semi-evergreen tree in much of its native habitat. It is quite drought tolerant. The foliage is gray-green with shallow lobes.
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