Coast Live Oak

Quercus agrifolia

A keystone coastal California native evergreen tree with a broad, sporadically branching, dense canopy of leathery, dark green, sharply-toothed leaves. Smooth, dark gray bark becomes furrowed and deeply fissured on older specimens, highlighted by the shedding of old leaves during spring. Discrete female flowers and male catkins lead to acorn production. A choice tree for a native landscape, this species serves as a fundamental source of food and shelter for native animals.


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Coast Live Oak

Quercus agrifolia
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15 gallon, 96"h x 36"w:Standard 15 gallon, 105"h x 36"w:Standard 24"box, 118"h x 56"w

Deciduous / Evergreen

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Special Features


Common Nursery Plant Forms

We use plant forms to describe how a plant has been grown in our nursery. Here are some common nursery plant forms explained.

A bush or multi refers to a shrub or small tree grown with multiple stems.

A standard has been trained to have a single trunk.
Many bush/multi plants are also available in standard form, so be sure to check the form when you add plants to your cart.

A column refers to a tree or shrub grown into a tall, narrow shape.

An espalier is a plant trained to grow in a two-dimensional form against a trellis.

Staked plants will be tied to a wooden or plastic stake during the growing process. This technique is generally used on vines but is sometimes used for certain trees or shrubs.