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Huckleberry Oak
Quercus vacciniifolia
  
About Huckleberry Oak (Quercus vacciniifolia) 3 Nurseries Carry This Plant Huckleberry Oak (Quercus vacciniifolia) is a native shrub that grows in northern, southern and central California. It is slow growing and long-lived. It grows in a semi-upright form to a height of 1.3 feet, with active growth during the spring and summer. Flowers are yellow and bloom in the early spring. Leaves are medium green, and remain on the plant throughout the year. It tends to grow in steep slopes and ridges and , at elevations from 3000-10000 feet.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Shrub

Size
Size
4 - 5 ft tall

Form
Form
Upright

Growth Rate
Growth Rate
Slow

Flower Color
Flower Color
Yellow, Cream, Green

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Spring, Winter

Wildlife Supported
 
Many insects are attracted to Oaks generally, including the following butterflies which use Oaks as host plant: California Sister, Propertius Duskywing, Mournful Duskywing, Golden Hairstreak, and Gold-Hunter's Hairstreak.

Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Part Shade

Moisture
Moisture
Low

Nurseries
Nurseries

Ease of Care
Ease of Care
Very Easy

Soil Description
Soil Description
Prefers sandy or loamy soils. Does not grow well in clay soils.

Common uses
Common uses
Bank Stabilization, Hedges, Bird Gardens, Butterfly Gardens

Propagation
Propagation?
For propagating by seed: Fresh seeds sow in fall outdoors or stratify to hold for spring sowing. (USDA Forest Service 1974).

Sunset Zones
Sunset Zones?
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7*, 14, 15*, 16*, 17, 18

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Steep slopes, ridges,

Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 11.1" - 158.4", Summer Precipitation: 0.15" - 5.90", Coldest Month: 24.1" - 54.1", Hottest Month: 45.3" - 74.6", Humidity: 0.29" - 23.03", Elevation: 35" - 12016"


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora


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