Oregon White Oak
Bare Root - Quercus garryana
Oak captures the charm of western Oregon. Centuries of cold winters, hot dry summers, winds and rain shape this nostalgic tree. The twisted and gnarled branches hold the mysteries of time past - the perfect oak for the northwest, but increasingly rare in the wild. They are found on well drained dry hillsides along the coast with little to no summer moisture. Growing slowly to 90,' Garry Oaks can live for 500 years. Their leathery dark green leaves, 3 - 6," turn brown in the fall. Acorn fruit. The leaves are very high in nutrients (especially phosphorous) and make exceptional mulch.
Drought-tolerant, sun, food source for native butterfly caterpillars and native wildlife; food source, shelter, or nesting sites for birds; Among species considered to be the most valuable wildlife plants by ODFW Naturescaping (2001) reference.