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Canyon Live Oak, Goldencup Oak
Scientific Name: Quercus chrysolepis Liebm.
Family: Fagaceae
Canyon Live Oak, Goldencup Oak (Quercus  chrysolepis)
Picture U.S.D.A Forest Service, Courtesy of the Hunt Institute
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 5-9,14-24
USDA: 5-10

Sun Exposure: Full sun to partial sun

Origin: Southwestern Oregon, south to Baja California

Growth Habits: Deciduous small to large tree or large shrub, slow to medium rate of growth to 20 to 60 feet tall (6-18 m), occasionally up to 100 feet (30 m); trunk 2 to 3 feet in diameter, occasionally more; smooth pale gray bark; leathery oblong leaves, with smooth or spiny edges, dark green on top, fuzzy pale golden underside, 1 to 2 inches long (2.5-5 cm)

Watering Needs: Little water and good drainage

Propagation: Seeds (acorns)

Blooming Habits:

Fruiting Habits:
The acorns are 1 to 3 inches long (2.5-7 cm), solitary or in clusters, maturing after 2 years.

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