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Engelmann Oak, Mesa Oak
Scientific Name: Quercus engelmannii Greene
Synonym: Quercus engelmanni
Family: Fagaceae
Engelmann Oak, Mesa Oak (Quercus  engelmannii)
Picture U.S.D.A Forest Service, Courtesy of the Hunt Institute
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 7-9,14-21
USDA: 8-10

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: California (USA), around the Central Valley, south to Baja California

Growth Habits: Evergreen or drought-deciduous tree, growing rather slowly to 20 to 65 feet tall (6-20 m), 20 to 50 feet spread (6-15 m); twisted spreading limbs; trunk 14 to 28 inches in diameter (35-70 cm); thin grey scaly bark; leathery, entire or with a few teeth, grayish to bluish-green leaves, with a greener, somewhat fuzzier underside, 1.6 to 3 inches long (4-7 cm).

Watering Needs: Careful water and good drainage

Propagation: Fresh seeds (acorns) best sown in place since the seedling rapidly develops a large taproot


Blooming Habits:

Fruiting Habits:
The stubby brown acorns are 0.8 to 1.2 inches long (2-3 cm), with a cup covering a third to half of the acorn, usually solitary, maturing in one year.


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