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Quercus ilicifoliaQuercus ilicifolia

bear oak, scrub oak

Photograph(s) by*: CM NRCS

Characteristics

Height: 12-20'
Spread: 12-20'
Flowers: May-Jun.; yellow-green or reddish
Fruit: Sept.-Jan.; light brown; nut/nut-like
Fall color: yellow, scarlet red to purplish

Conditions *

Light: Full sun
Moisture: Dry
Soil pH: 4-7.5
Soil type: Clay Loamy Sandy

Habitat

barrens, bald, forest, dune, old fields

Native to

Region: Piedmont Mountain *
States:

Wildlife

Songbird Waterfowl Small mammal *
high wildlife value

Notes

leaves may persist into winter



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/477.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004