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    Quercus agrifolia

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    Coast Live Oak (7823952937215)
    Coast Live Oak (7823952937215)
    Coast Live Oak (7823952937215)
    Coast Live Oak (7823952937215)
    Coast Live Oak (7823952937215)

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    Coast Live Oak

    Coast Live Oak

    Quercus agrifolia

    Regular price $149.95
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    Mature height
    40-60 ft.
    Mature Width
    40-50 ft.
    Sun exposure
    Full Sun
    Growth Rate
    Grows Well in Zones
    7, 8, 9, 10
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    Quercus agrifolia is a majestic oak tree native to the coastal regions of California. Known for its large, spreading canopy and gnarled, twisted trunk, the Coast Live Oak can grow up to 60 feet tall and provide ample shade.

    Coast Live Oak is a large, slow-growing evergreen tree that prefers hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters in its native habitat and is cold hardy to 10?. The oval, leathery leaves are dark green with spiny-toothed margins that curl slightly underneath. Small, inconspicuous yellow-green flowers in the spring are followed by singular, medium brown acorns that are slender and pointed and ripen in fall. The smooth grey bark on young trees becomes deeply fissured with old age which adds to the beauty of this tree. Quercus agrifolia can be grown with selective pruning into a standard tree form but the Coast Live Oak is best in its natural form which is often low branching or multi-trunk.

    Also known as California Live Oak, Coast Live Oak looks great in the landscape when planted in a woodland setting with other drought tolerant California native plants like Ceanothus (California Lilac), Rhamnus (Coffeeberry), or Heteromeles (Toyon). A beautiful tree that attracts birds, butterflies, and so many other beneficial pollinators and wildlife. This picturesque tree is perfect for slopes and hillsides.

    Coast Live Oak is a beautiful and adaptable tree that can provide a range of benefits to any landscape. Its large canopy, gnarled trunk and durability make it an ideal option for a variety of settings. Order yours today from Plants Express for delivery to your home.

    Plant care

    When planting the Coast Live Oak, it is important to choose a location that meets its requirements for well-drained soil and full sun. Water the tree regularly, especially during the first year after planting, to encourage deep root growth and establish the tree. Once established, it can tolerate dry conditions and prefers dry summers. Do not plant Coast Live Oak in a lawn that will get weekly irrigation.

    Allow the fallen oak leaves to remain in place on the ground as a mulch for your Coast Live Oak to retain moisture and provide necessary nutrients. Your Coast Live Oak does not require fertilizer. Fertilizing may encourage pest problems.

    If you need to prune or shape your young oak tree, make small, minimal cuts and  prune only during dry weather. Hard pruning may make the Coast Live Oak susceptible to pests and disease. Mature oaks typically do not require pruning. 

    The Coast Live Oak can tolerate a range of temperatures, but it's best to protect it from extreme cold below 15℉. Make sure the soil has good drainage to prevent waterlogging, which can lead to root rot. Support the tree with a stake if necessary, especially in the first years, to ensure it doesn't fall over.

    Delivery details

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    Q: Is Quercus agrifolia fireproof?
    A: Quercus agrifolia is fire resistant due to its evergreen leaves, thick bark, and ability to regenerate. The severity of damage to the tree depends on the age of the tree and the amount of shrub understory. For more tips on Firescaping go to University of California’s page on “SAFER (Sustainable and Fire Resistant) Landscapes” at

    Q: What is Natural Form Coast Live Oak?
    A: Natural Form is a Coast Live Oak sapling that has been allowed to grow naturally with little assistance from the shears. Some nurseries will prune young Coast Live Oaks to shape into a standard tree form or multi trunk tree form.

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