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Oregon White Oak, Garry Oak, Brewer Oak
Scientific Name: Quercus garryana Dougl. ex Hook.
Family: Fagaceae
Oregon White Oak, Garry Oak, Brewer Oak (Quercus  garryana)
Picture U.S.D.A Forest Service, Courtesy of the Hunt Institute
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 4-6,15-17
USDA: 6-9

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Pacific coast from British Columbia (Canada) to California (USA)

Growth Habits: Deciduous tree, growing rather slowly to 25 to 90 feet tall (7.5-27 m), 80 feet spread (24 m), very old trees can be 150 feet tall (45 m); trunk 24 to 40 inches in diameter (60-100 cm); thin and scaly bark; young shoots covered with reddish-brown down; leathery, 5 to 9-lobed dark green leaves, 3 to 6 inches long (7.5-15 cm) and 2 to 4.4 inches wide (5-11 cm)

Watering Needs: Little water and good drainage, flood resistant

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

This oak name honors Nicholas Garry of the Hudson's Bay Company.

Blooming Habits:

Fruiting Habits:
The edible acorns are 1 inch long (2.5 cm), with a shallow cup, usually solitary, maturing in a single season.

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