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Interior Live Oak, Highland Live Oak
Scientific Name: Quercus wislizenii DC
Synonym: Quercus shrevei, Quercus parvula
Family: Fagaceae
Interior Live Oak, Highland Live Oak (Quercus  wislizenii)
Picture U.S.D.A Forest Service, Courtesy of the Hunt Institute
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 7-9,14-16,18-21
USDA: 6-10

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: California (USA)

Growth Habits: Evergreen small tree or shrub, growing slowly to 30 to 75 feet tall (9-22 m), spread generally larger than height; trunk 1 to 3 feet in diameter (30-90 cm); gray bark, smooth when young, rough and broadly ridged when mature; glossy dark-green leaves, 1.6 to 2 inches long (4-5 cm)

Watering Needs: Careful water and good drainage, no fertilizer

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

Blooming Habits:

Fruiting Habits:
The brown acorns are 1 to 1.5 inches long (2.5-3.7 cm), with a scaly cup covering a third to half of the acorn, usually solitary, maturing in 2 year.

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