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Native Plant Guide

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Oregon white oak; Garry oak

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Oregon white oak
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Quercus garryana

Deciduous Tree

Height: 75 ft.

Availability: Low

Growing ease: Medium

Moisture req.: dry

Exposure req.: sun - part shade


Plant description:

Majestic, broad tree up to 50 feet wide. Acorns are eaten by birds and mammals. Often associated with prairies. Does not like to be moved due to its deep tap root.

Keywords: birds, butterflies, drought tolerant, fire-resistant