Scientific Name: Quercus garryana Form: Round
Common Name:Garry oak Texture:Medium
Family Name:FagaceaeHabit: Irregular, Open, Upright, Twiggy, Spreading
Plant Type: Tree - deciduous Mature Size (ht. X w.):22 - 30m x 10 - 15m
Origin: B.C. west of Cascades, U.S. - northwest Hardiness Zone:Zone 7: (-18 to -12 C)
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
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Rocky or gravelly or dry
Landscape Uses: Herb, Shade tree, Specimen plant, Spring interest, Wildlife food, Wind break
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.