Quercus chrysolepis (Canyon Live Oak)
Also known as: Maul Oak
Native: West coast of North America from southern Oregon along the coastal ranges of California at altitudes to 2800m
Location: Rare in collections
A small tree or shrub, but spreading to as much as 45m in width.
The leaves are 2.5-9cm and may have either smooth margins or holly-like.
Flowers appear in late May, the females are in the young leaf axils.
The acorns grow up to 3.7cm long.