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Cork oak

Quercus suber

Interesting and attractive corky bark on this Mediterranean native. Very low water user.

SMUD Availability:
No
Size:
Large
Height:
50-70 ft
Width:
50-70 ft
Water Needs:
Low
Evergreen or Deciduous:
Evergreen
Shape:
Round
Fall color:
None
Flowers:
No
Growth Rate:
Moderate to Fast
Sunset Zones:
7, 8, 9, 14
Diseases and pests:
Phytophthora and root rot. No major pest problems
Useful as a street tree? Minimum planting strip width?:
Yes, 6' planting strip

Minimum Planting Distances

  • from a building foundation: 15 feet
  • from walks and driveways: 8 feet
  • from a utility overhead (such as an overhead power line): 30 feet
  • between trees: 30 feet

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