Englemann Oak, Mesa Oak
|Wide-spreading, large-trunked Oaks are known for their long life, strength and majestic beauty. They have many forms, but are mostly deciduous trees and some shrubs. Some like wet soil, while others prefer dry. All have deeply cut leaves and acorns. The foliage on some types turns red, orange and yellow in fall. On others it turns only brown. The evergreens have hollylike leaves. Use as shade or street trees. Prone to caterpillars, oak root fungus and wilt. Never plant an Oak where another Oak died from disease. Prune to speed growth. For greater height, pinch tips of small branches, and leave as much foliage as possible.
One of the rarest California Oaks, it is native to slopes, foothills and woodlands below 1300 meters elevation. The leaves are bluish-green, and grow up to 4 inches long and 1½ inches wide. The slender acorns are 1 1/4 inch long. The grayish bark is scaly and narrowly furrowed.
Attributes - Quercus engelmannii
Plant Type: Tree
Height: 15 ft. to 45 ft.
Width: 55 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Climate: Zones 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Notes: Low Maintenance.
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