Gambel Oak (Quercus gambelii)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Quercus gambeliiAccepted
Quercus gambelii var. gambeliiSynonym
Quercus gambelii var. boninaSynonym

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
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:Taproot
Suitable Locations:Xeriscapic
Uses:Windbreak or Hedge
Guardian plant
Will Naturalize
Edible Parts:Fruit
Dynamic Accumulator:K (Potassium)
Resistances:Rabbit Resistant
Propagation: Seeds:Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Propagation: Other methods:Division
Containers:Not suitable for containers


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