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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 and the Western Tussock Moth Caterpillar.

High resolution photos of Quercus berberidifolia are part of our garden image collection.

Quercus berberidifolia, Scrub Oak

The other oaks featured on this site:
Quercus agrifolia * Coast Live Oak
Quercus douglasii * Blue Oak
Quercus garryana * Oregon White Oak, Garry Oak
Quercus kelloggii * Maple Leafed Oak
Quercus lobata * Valley Oak