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  Quercus vaccinifolia
Author Kellogg 1870
Synonyms chrysolepis var. vaccinifolia (Kellogg ) Engelm. 1880
chrysolepis subsp vacciniifolia (Kellogg) E.Murray 1983
Local names huckleberry oak
Range southwest Oregon and California, to 3000 m on rocky mountain slopes; introduced in Europe in 1909; cultivated at Kew;
Growth habit 1-2 m tall;  bushy;
Leaves evergreen leaves 1.5-2.5 cm, pointed, wavy, entire or slightly toothed, green and glabrous above (or with rare stellate hairs, but without glandular hairs), grey green beneath; petiole 5-8 mm;
Fruits acorn solitary, 0.8-1.7 cm long, pointed, rather narrow; cup thin, shallow, 1-1.5 cm wide, silvery brown pubescent;

Bark, twigs and

Hardiness zone, habitat hardy (withstands -15C); slow growing; prefers rocky soils;
Miscellaneous -- A.Camus = n 294;
-- Sub-genus Quercus, Section Protobalanus;

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