SelecTree: Tree Detail

Quercus × munzii

Quercus × munzii Quercus × munzii

Photo Locations: Joshua Tree

General Notes

A naturally occuring hybrid between Quercus lobata and Q. cornelius-mulleri. Single large tree in Joshua Tree National Park.

Native to California.

A Quercus × munzii in Joshua Tree National Park is registered as a California Big Tree. It measures 48 feet high, with a trunk circumference of 109 inches and a crown spread of 43 feet.

Family: Fagaceae

Tree Characteristics

Erect, Spreading or Weeping and requires ample growing space.

Rounded or Spreading Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 50 - 70 feet.

Width: 50 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 to 36 Inches per Year.

Longevity Greater than 150 years.

Leaves Obovate and Lobed, Green, Evergreen.

Flowers Inconspicuous. Flowers in Spring. Has separate male and female reproductive parts on the same tree (monoecious).

Prolific, Brown Acorn, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Fall or Winter.

Bark Dark Brown, Light Gray or Light Green, Blocky or Furrowed.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 3 - 9 and 12 - 24.

USDA Hardiness Zones 7 - 9.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Moist to Dry Soil.

Loam or Sand Texture.

Slightly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.

Salinity Tolerance is Moderate Inland.

Seaside Tolerance is Not Suited.

Pests & Disease Information

Resistant to Verticillium. Susceptible to Beetle Borers, Caterpillars, Insect Galls and Scales, Armillaria, Crown Rot, Mistletoe and Root Rot.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium to Medium Strong.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.

Allergy and Poisonous Health Hazard.

Biogenic Emissions considered Moderate.

Fire Resistance is Favorable.

Desirable Wildlife Plant.

Attracts Birds and Squirrels.

Deer Palatable.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Quercus × munzii Tree Record." 1995-2020. Aug 9, 2020.
<×-munzii >

This tree is not part of the SelecTree Nursery Connection. If you would like to see this tree listed, or know of a nursery that sells it, please contact us at