Quercus engelmannii /Engelmann Oak, Mesa Oak, Mesa Live Oak

Quercus engelmannii  / Quercus engelmannii
Gray-green foliage
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Gray-green foliage

Rather coarse, leathery leaves

Tree growing in a southern California botanical garden

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Scientific Name: Quercus engelmannii
Common Name: Engelmann Oak, Mesa Oak, Mesa Live Oak
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 30-50 feet
Spread: 30 - 40 feet
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Dry
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: 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.