Scientific Name: Quercus garryana
Common Name: Garry oak
Family Name: Fagaceae
Origin: B.C. west of Cascades, U.S. - northwest
Hardiness Zone: Zone 7: (-18 to -12 °C)
Plant Type: Tree - deciduous
Mature Size: 22 - 30m x 10 - 15m (height x width)
Habit: Irregular, Open, Spreading, Twiggy, Upright
Form: Round
Texture: Medium
Landscape Uses: Herb, Shade tree, Specimen plant, Spring interest, Wildlife food, Wind break
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Rocky or gravelly or dry
Leaves: Simple, Lobed, Alternate, Leathery, Pinnate venation, Lustrous, Tomentose, Oblong, Obovate, Pinnately lobed
Flowers: Catkin (ament), Yellow, Green-yellow, Apr-May
Fruit: Nut, Brown, Sep-Oct
Key ID Features:
Branches large, contorted; shoots orange-red, hairy; leaves oblong-obovate, dark green, lobes may be rounded or slightly pointed, sinus deeply cut into blade and narrow (U-shaped), most 10-14cm long x 6-9cm wide when mature; petioles 1.5-2cm long; acorns sparsely produced, sessile, 2.5-3cm long. Winter ID: bark deeply fissured, terminal buds clustered 3-4mm long, densely pubescent; leaf scars mostly crescent-shaped with 5 bundle scars.