Plants starting with O

Oaks

Oaks

Quercus spp.

Many Oak species are native to Marin, and even non-natives may be good choices for fire resistance.  Here are some choices with favorable fire-resistance ratings:

Quercus agrifolia
Nursery Connection

COAST LIVE OAK
With age, this tree develops a large spreading canopy which is often greater…

Quercus agrifolia - photo

Quercus dumosa
Utility Friendly Tree

SCRUB OAK
Utility friendly tree. Very drought tolerant. Found in Western California and Northern Baja, California…

Quercus dumosa - photo

Quercus engelmannii

ENGELMANN OAK
This native tree is wide-spreading, often to twice its height. …

Quercus engelmannii - photo

Quercus frainetto

HUNGARIAN OAK
A large tree with deeply lobed leaves. Cultivar 'Forest Green' is smaller in…

Quercus frainetto - photo

Quercus gambelii

GAMBEL OAK
Tree or shrub with deep and irregularly lobed leaves. This oak can have a habit…

Quercus gambelii - photo

Quercus lobata
Nursery Connection

VALLEY OAK
A massive but graceful tree…

Quercus lobata - photo

Quercus × munzii

MUNZ'S OAK
A naturally occuring hybrid between Quercus lobata and Q. cornelius-mulleri…

Quercus × munzii - photo

Quercus parvula var. shrevei

SHREVE OAK
Shreve Oak is found in the Santa Cruz and Santa Lucia coastal mountains. This is…

Quercus parvula var. shrevei - photo

Quercus suber
Nursery Connection

CORK OAK
Underside of leaf is light gray. Leaf drop in spring may seem abnormal, but is…

Quercus suber - photo

  • Oaks
  • Recommendation: Prefer
  • Fire Resistance: Good
  • Native: Yes
  • Oaks

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