SelecTree: Tree Detail
INTERIOR LIVE OAK
Photo Locations: Swanton Pacific Ranch - Davenport, CA, LA County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA, San Luis Obispo, CA and Strybing Arboretum - San Francisco, CA
Susceptible to oak moth.
Native to California.
A Quercus wislizeni in Valley Springs is registered as a California Big Tree. It measures 54 feet high, with a trunk circumference of 289 inches and a crown spread of 61 feet.
Additional Common Names
INTERIOR LIVE OAK, SIERRA LIVE OAK
Erect or Spreading and requires ample growing space.
Oval, Rounded, Umbrella or Vase Shape.
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 30 - 70 feet.
Width: 40 - 80 feet.
Growth Rate: 12 to 24 Inches per Year.
Longevity Greater than 150 years.
Leaves Lanceolate to Elliptic and Hollylike, Glossy Medium to Dark Green, No Change, Evergreen.
Flowers Inconspicuous. Flowers in Spring. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).
Brown Acorn, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Fall or Winter.
Bark Dark Brown, Furrowed, Ridged or Scaly.
Shading Capacity Rated as Dense in Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 7 - 9, 14 - 16 and 18 - 21.
USDA Hardiness Zones 8 - 10.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Moist to Dry Soil.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Highly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Not Suited.
Pests & Disease Information
Resistant to Verticillium. Susceptible to Caterpillars, Coddling Moths, Insect Galls and White Fly, Armillaria, Crown Rot, Mistletoe, Powdery Mildew and Root Rot.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Strong.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.
Allergy and Poisonous Health Hazard.
Biogenic Emissions considered High.
Desirable Wildlife Plant.
Attracts Birds and Squirrels.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Quercus wislizeni Tree Record." 1995-2019. Oct 17, 2019.
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