Quercus gambelii

Latin Name: Quercus gambelii
Common Name: Gambel Oak
Mature Height (ft): 10-30'
Mature Width: 6-8'

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Upright tall shrub.
Mulch: Inorganic

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Gambrel oak is a common native oak species throughout the Rocky Mountain foothills and here in the Texas Panhandle as well. Often times it grows more to a tall shrub, with sufficient moisture it can mature into a small tree. Beautiful somewhat glossy lobed green leaves to 3-5 inches long. Beautiful fall foliage. Will put out a profuse amount of acorns. Gambrel oak can form a thicket. Cold, heat and drought tolerant. Inconspicous tiny red flowers appear shortly after leafing and are normally hid by the leaves.

Use in Garden

Gambrel oak makes a terrific tall shrub or small tree for the home landscape. Useful for xeric, native, habitat and high desert gardens.