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Emory Oak, Blackjack Oak, Live Oak
Scientific Name: Quercus emoryi Torr.
Family: Fagaceae
Emory Oak, Blackjack Oak, Live Oak (Quercus  emoryi)
Picture U.S.D.A Forest Service, Courtesy of the Hunt Institute
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 10-13
USDA: 8b-10

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 15 F (-10 C)

Heat Tolerance: A good variety for the low desert

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Southwestern USA (Arizona, New Mexico, Texas), northwestern Mexico (Sonora, Chihuahua, Durango)

Growth Habits: Drought deciduous tree, or occasionally shrub, slowly growing to 65 feet tall (20 m) or more; trunk up to 2.5 feet in diameter (75 cm); bark 1 to 2 inches in diameter (2.5-5 cm); thick leaves are 1.2 to 3 inches long (4-7.5 cm).

Watering Needs: Little water

Propagation: Seeds (acorns), offsets

Blooming Habits:

Fruiting Habits:
The acorns of the Emory Oak are 1 or 2, 0.4 to 0.8 inches long (1-2 cm)

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