Plant Catalog - QUERCUS AGRIFOLIA
Coast Live Oak, Black Oak
A midsize evergreen tree with a broad, variable canopy, a single or multi-trunk form, and spreading, contorted, arching branches. Bark becomes furrowed and dark gray with age. Leathery, dark green leaves are thick and egg-shaped with sharply toothed, rolled under edges. Inconspicuous female flowers and semi-showy male catkins yield acorns. Native to coastal ranges of California. Provides habitat and food for numerous animal species.
USDA zones: 8 - 10
Sunset zones: 7 - 9, 14 - 24
Mature size: 20 - 70 feet high and wide
Light needs: full sun, part shade
Water needs: little to moderate water