- Grow your own California Scrub Oak, a small evergreen oak from the hills of California
- 100% guaranteed
- Seed-grown on California's Redwood Coast
- Transplanting and care instructions included
Full Sun / Partial Shade
3 – 20' tall / 2 – 15' spread
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. (The word "chaparral" is derived from the Spanish word for Scrub Oak, "chaparro," broadly meaning "short in stature.")
Quercus berberidifolia typically grows from 3 to 7 feet tall, rarely to 20 feet, and has sharply toothed, dull green leaves which are leathery on their top surfaces and somewhat hairy underneath. The solitary or paired brown acorns are pointed or egg-shaped with thin caps when mature. 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.
About Jonsteen's Seedlings
All of our trees are seed-grown 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. You can learn more about our guarantee and tree replacement policy here.
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.