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California Scrub Oak | Medium Tree Seedling | The Jonsteen Company
California Scrub Oak | Medium Tree Seedling | The Jonsteen Company
California Scrub Oak | Medium Tree Seedling | The Jonsteen Company
California Scrub Oak | Medium Tree Seedling | The Jonsteen Company

California Scrub Oak | Medium Tree Seedling

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  • Grow your own California Scrub Oak (Quercus berberidifolia), a small evergreen oak from the hills of California!
  • 100% guaranteed: If your seedling perishes, we are happy to provide a replacement small-sized seedling for just the cost of shipping/handling
  • Seed-grown without poison or pesticides at our nursery on California's Redwood Coast
  • Transplanting and care instructions included


About California Scrub Oak

Quercus berberidifolia, the California Scrub Oak, is a small evergreen or semi-evergreen shrubby oak in the white oak section Quercus sect. Quercus. It is native to the scrubby hills of California, and is a common member of chaparral ecosystems.

Quercus berberidifolia
grows to 1–2 meters (40–80 inches) tall, rarely to 4 meters (10 feet), and has sharply toothed, dull green leaves which are 1.5–3 cm (0.6–1.2 inches) long and 1–2 cm (0.4–0.8 inch) broad, leathery on their top surfaces and somewhat hairy underneath. The solitary or paired brown acorns are 1–3 cm (0.4–1.2 inches) long and 1–2 cm (0.4–0.8 inch) broad, and pointed or egg-shaped with thin caps when mature (about 6–8 months after pollination). In cooler, more exposed areas, California Scrub Oak is usually a small, compact shrub, but in warm or sheltered areas the plant can spread out and grow several meters high.

The word chaparral is derived from the Spanish word for Scrub Oak, "chaparro." The non-specific meaning of the term is "short in stature." Because most scrub vegetation is rather low growing, the term is broadly applied to all of the vegetation in "chaparral" communities.


About Jonsteen's Seedlings

All of our trees are seed-grown without poison or pesticides at our nursery on California's Redwood Coast, which is inspected monthly and licensed by the California Department of Agriculture. Trees can provide a natural barrier against high winds, temperatures, noise pollution and soil erosion, all while benefiting local air quality, wildlife and property values — a Jonsteen seedling will only grow in value and beauty!


About Jonsteen's 100% Guarantee

All of our trees are guaranteed to arrive healthy and in good condition. If your tree perishes despite your honest efforts, we will be happy to replace it with a small-sized seedling for just the cost of shipping/handling (typically under $5). We encourage all customers experiencing difficulties growing their trees to contact us through our toll-free "Tree Help Line" (1-888-387-3379).


Water Needs | The Jonsteen Company Moisture
Low
Cold Hardiness | The Jonsteen Company Cold Tolerance
20°F
Light Needs | The Jonsteen Company Sun
Full Sun / Partial Shade
Size | The Jonsteen Company Size
20 ft tall / 15 ft wide
Age | The Jonsteen Company Lifespan
300 yrs
Growth Rate | The Jonsteen Company Growth Rate
Slow Growing
Drought Tolerant | The Jonsteen Company Drought Tolerance
High
Windfirm | The Jonsteen Company Wind Resistance
High

Seedling Size Chart: Medium

Due to the dynamic nature of actively growing trees, as well as the tremendous variation between species’ growth rates, we rely on the cubic volume of a seedling’s root mass to determine its “size” (Small / Medium / Large / XL). Within each size there is minor variance — the dimensions provided here represent the category minimum. If exact measurements are essential, please contact us about current stock.

Seedling Size Chart | Medium | The Jonsteen Company