Valley Oak

Quercus lobata

Valley Oak

The largest oak in North America. Limbs are often picturesquely twisted with long drooping outer branches. California native. Tolerates high heat and alkaline soils. Can grow 2-1/2 to 3 feet a year under optimum conditions. Not good in lawns due to oak root fungus.

Description
Height: 40-75 feet
Spread: 50-90 feet
Growth Rate: Moderate to fast
Fall Color: None
Flowers: Catkins
Fruit: Small acorns

Planting Distances
Foundation: 15 feet
Drives/Patios: 8 feet
Fence: 6 feet
Small trees: 30 feet