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Quercus chrysolepis

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Canyon Live Oak 

FAMILY: FAGACEAE

Quercus chrysolepis - Canyon Live Oak

About Canyon Live Oak at OSU's Landscape Plants site

  • Native from southwest Oregon, California, Baja, to Texas.

  • Height can reach 100’ but usually less.

  • Leaves are evergreen, 1-4” long; some have smooth margins, and others are spiny like holly; shiny on top and golden fuzz/felt beneath.

  • Acorns are 1-2” long; cup is covered with golden wool.

  • Very rare in Portland. #79 brought from California on a flat-bed truck in the 1920s and planted by Thomas Autzen at his house.

Tree #LocationDimensionsPhoto and Notes
79

2425 NE Alameda St

Private, Side Yard

60' Height

95' Spread

11.1' Circ.

This tree was brought from California on a flat-bed truck in the 1920s and planted by Thomas Autzen at his house.

Quercus chrysolepis - Canyon Live Oak