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Interior live oak

Quercus wislizenii

Beautiful dark green tree native to drier foothill areas of California.

SMUD Availability:
Yes
Size:
Large
Height:
40-70 ft
Width:
50-60 ft
Water Needs:
Very Low
Evergreen or Deciduous:
Evergreen
Shape:
Spreading
Fall color:
None
Flowers:
No
Growth Rate:
Slow to Moderate
Sunset Zones:
7, 8, 9, 14
Diseases and pests:
Susceptible to caterpillars, coddling moths and white fly, crown/root rot, mistletoe, powdery mildew
Useful as a street tree? Minimum planting strip width?:
Yes, 8' planting strip

Minimum Planting Distances

  • from a building foundation: 15 feet
  • from walks and driveways: 8 feet
  • from a utility overhead (such as an overhead power line): 30 feet
  • between trees: 30 feet

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