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Oregon White Oak

Quercus garryana

Easy to Maintain Native to Pacific Northwest Staff Favorite Valuable to wildlife

Large, Pacific Northwest native oak with beautiful form. Oregon White Oak is fire-resistant, and thrives in drier environments where smaller wildfires are common. Deciduous tree, broadly spreading, rounded crown.

Growing Conditions:
Slower growing. A great summer shade tree for a sunny location. Can tolerate seasonal flooding but prefers drier soil in summer.

Beautiful native tree. Western gray squirrel dependent on this native species for food. Host plant for butterflies: Propertius duskywing and California sister.

50' at maturity

50' at maturity

Rounded crown with stout limbs and complex branching pattern when mature.

Both male and female flowers are tiny and inconspicuous and appear before leaves in spring.

Glossy, dark green, round lobed leaves. In autumn, color is a golden brown, occasionally tinted yellow or red.

Light gray and shaggy.

Quercus garryana was named by 19th century botanist David Douglas to honor Nicholas Garry, the deputy governor, of the Hudson's Bay Company.