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California Black Oak - Quercus kelloggii (latin)

Geographic origins: Western coast of the United States.
Adult dimensions: Height up to 25 m, width up to 15 m.
Foliage: Deciduous.
Type of soil: Deep, cool and free draining, not calcareous.
Hardiness: Hardy to -15°C.
Exposure: Partial shade to full sun.


Properties and uses:
The California Black Oak is an Oak tree mainly used as an ornamental tree in the USA, and is still largely unknown in Europe. Its young foliage is reddish-pink, before becoming light green, then orangey-yellow in the autumn.
Planted on its own, the California Black Oak is majestic. It can also be grown in a line but not too close to buildings.
It is also an excellent candidate in forestry, in all areas which have a likelihood of wildfire as it has a good capacity of regrowth after a fire.

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