Oregon White Oak or Garry Oak (Quercus garryana): Bundle of 10

$20.00

Bare root.  Sold in bundles of 10.

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Description

Sold in bundles of 10.

At a Glance: Large deciduous tree

Height: Up to 80 feet tall
Bark: Light grey with thick furrows and ridges
Leaves: deeply lobed deciduous leaves
Fruits: edible acorns

Appeal:  Does well in well-drained prairie soils.  Acorns are a great wildlife attractant!

Helpful Tips:  Does best in well-drained soil with partial shade.  Fairly slow to establish, but tolerant of drought and over-watering once established. Plant in wet area. Click HERE to determine your recommended planting density.

Sun/Shade Tolerance Hydrology Elevation Range
 full sun > 80%
 mostly sunny 60%-80%
 partial sun and shade 40%- 60%
 mostly shady 60%-80%
 full shade > 80%
 wet
 moist
 dry

 

 low elevation
 mid elevation
 sub-alpine
 high elevation

 

Wildlife Value
Acorns
 Seeds
 Nectar for hummingbirds
 Nectar for butterflies
 Host for insect larvae
 Thickets and shelter
 Thorny or protective cover
Acorns attract wildlife.  Tree provides habitat for wide range of mammals, birds and insects.

Livestock Toxicity: All species of Oak trees are toxic to cattle, sheep and horses. Though the toxin responsible is unknown, it is suspected that high levels of tannic acid is responsible. Acorn poisoning in the fall and winter is more common, especially in young calves, but problems can arise from the consumption of buds and tender oak leaves as well.  Oak toxicity is at its highest when the plant is budding and leafing. Common signs of oak toxicity include weakness, constipation then diarrhea and blood in urine.

References:

Pojar, Jim, and Andy MacKinnon. Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast: Washington, Oregon, British Columbia & Alaska. Revised ed. Redmond, Wash.: B.C. Ministry of Forests and Lone Pine Pub., 2004. Print.”Sound Native Plants.” Sound Native Plants. Web. 31 Oct. 2014. www.soundnativeplants.com.