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Scientific Name: Quercus garryana
Pronunciation: KWURK-us gar-ee-AY-nuh
Common Name: Garry oak
Family Name: Fagaceae
Plant Type: Tree - deciduous
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), less than 14 cm long when mature; petioles 1.5-2 cm long; acorns sparsely produced, sessile, 2.5-3 cm long. Winter ID: terminal bud <3 cm, furry; bark deeply fissured.
Course(s): HORT 1155

Habit: Irregular, Open, Spreading, Twiggy, Upright
Form: Round
Texture: Medium
Mature Size:
Height:22 - 30m
Spread:10 - 15m
Growth Rate:Slow
Origin: B.C. west of Cascades, U.S. - northwest
Hardiness Rating: Zone 7: (-18 to -12 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium: Rocky or gravelly or dry
Water Use: Low, Summer dry
Landscape Uses: Herb, Shade tree, Specimen plant, Spring interest, Wildlife food, Wind break
Additional Info: Google
Garry oak
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Lobed, Simple
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Leathery, Pinnate venation
Surfaces: Lustrous, Tomentose
Colour in Fall: Green-yellow, Brown
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Oblong, Obovate
Apices: Rounded
Bases: Cordate, Cuneate
Margins: Pinnately lobed

Inflorescence Type: Catkin (ament)
Flower Morphology:Monoecious plant
Number of Petals:0
Ovary Position:Inferior
Colour (petals): Not showy, Yellow, Green-yellow
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: Apr, May

Fruit Type: Nut
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Sep, Oct
Additional Info: Showy

Bark Morphology: Showy, Deeply fissured
Bark or Stem Colour: Grey, Tan
Leaf Bud Type: Ovoid, Conical (long-pointed)
Organ Modifications: Ectomycorrhizae

Propagation: Seed
Plant Care:
Pest Susceptibility: Anthracnose, Galls, Heart rot, Leaf miner insect, Mold, Root rot, Rust, Scale insects, Stem borer insects, Wilt, ( Drought resistant )
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