Interior Live Oak
Broadleaf evergreen tree 30-75' in height. It has a short trunk and a very outspread crown with ascending branches.
Sun. Hardy to USDA Zone 7.
30-75' at maturity
Often exceeds ht. at maturity
Male flowers are catkins. Female flowers grow in clusters of 2-4 in the upper leaf axils.
Dark-green leaves are small, thick and often spiny-toothed, particularly on young trees.
Young bark is smooth gray; older bark dark-gray and irregularly furrowed with scaly ridges.
Native to much of western California, from Siskiyou County in the north, to Baja California; found in interior canyons, slopes, valleys, chaparral, pine and oak woodlands.