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Quercus berberidifolia - Scrub Oak

Quercus berberidifolia grows to be a small tree, an excellent atribute for many smaller gardens. The Scrub Oak often tops out at a dozen feet tall, in harsh conditions often consderably less. Quercus berberidifolia is easily shaped and can be quite sculptural. I like using these small trees as a miniature forest. Quercus berberidifolia is found below the elevations that heavy snowfall occurs. Quercus berberidifolia is a host for the Mournful Duskywing butterfly.

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Quercus berberidifolia, Scrub Oak