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Xeriscape Demonstration Garden Information Sheet


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Quercus turbinella

   Low growing evergreen shrub reaches 12 ft. tall. Has spreading branches. Native California -> Texas and to higher elevations 4-4500'.  Extremely drought tolerant. A butterfly plant.  Leaves are small leathery gray blue and evergreen with smooth edges. Acorns ripen very early sometimes in mid June and are small and slender. Similar in appearance but much larger than Hinckley Oak. Tolerates a wide range of soil types. Zone 6.


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