Gambel Oak (Quercus gambelii)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Quercus gambelii Accepted
Quercus gambelii var. gambelii Synonym
Quercus gambelii var. bonina Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Plant Height: 3-10 feet
Plant Spread: up to 15 feet
Leaves: Good fall color
Fruit: Showy
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Other: The male catkins release a LOT of pollen, coating everything.
Flower Color: Red
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Alpine Gardening
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Erosion control
Guardian plant
Will Naturalize
Edible Parts: Fruit
Dynamic Accumulator: K (Potassium)
Resistances: Rabbit Resistant
Fire Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Pollinators: Wind
Containers: Not suitable for containers
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil


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