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Quercus pacifica

Quercus pacifica Nixon & C.H. Mull.

Channel Island Scrub Oak, Island Scrub Oak

Fagaceae (Beech family)


USDA Symbol: QUPA6

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub , Tree
Leaf Retention: Semi-evergreen
Fruit Type: Nut
Size Notes: Up to about 6 feet tall. Rarely up to about 15 feet tall.
Fruit: Acorns solitary or paired, acute-cylindric or fusiform. Cup hemispheric to turbinate, enclosing 1/4-1/2 nut.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green , Brown
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr


Native Habitat: Chaparral, oak woodlands, margins of grasslands, understory in closed-cone pine stands.

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Quercus pacifica in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Quercus pacifica in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Quercus pacifica


Record Modified: 2020-11-02
Research By: CBR

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