Canyon Live Oak
Broadleaf evergreen tree, 20-60' in height. Excellent habitat tree.
Sun. Well-drained soil, withstands drought. Hardy to USDA Zone 7.
Acorns were a major source of food for Native Americans and for regional wildlife.
20-60' at maturity
Often exceeds ht. at maturity
Male catkins; flowers have no petals.
Leaves are thick, leathery, often with spiny teeth. Shiny, green above, yellowish-gray below.
Light gray coloration, rather smooth or sometimes scaly.
The Canyon Live Oak, or Golden Cup Oak, is a species of evergreen oak that is found in the southwestern part of North America, notably in the California Coast Ranges.