Gambel Oak (Quercus gambelii)

$25.00

Gambel Oak is a smaller oak that only reaches about 30′ tall. It has a round canopy shape and can sometimes form thickets from a deep and extensive root system. Gambel Oak is commonly found in Colorado growing with serviceberry, snowberry and chokecherry. The leaves are deeply lobed and bright green that sometimes turn red in the fall. Foliage is browsed by deer and sometimes by livestock. Turkey, squirrels and other wildlife eat the acorns. Gambel Oak’s wood is used mainly for fence posts and fuel. Full sun to part shade.

NATIVE RANGE

Map courtesy of the USDA-NRCS Plant Database.

Additional information

Scientific Name

Quercus gambelii

Height

30'

Spread

30'

Shape

Rounded, dense

Foilage

Green

Fall Foilage

Brown, sometimes red

Native to

Rocky Mountain Region

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