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This, our native oak develops into a majestic, muscular specimen that reaches 50-90 ft tall ultimately...if you have 100 years to spare. But, truth be known, it's handsome at any age and would be a wonderful companion to grasses or chaparral plants. The prime constituent of our western Willamette Valley oak savannah, it tolerates winter wet but needs summer dry, a somewhat Mediterranean climate. It's deciduous but becomes covered with gray-green usnea lichen (old man's beard) exposed in winter when leaves are absent, consequently, it is always clad with leaf or lovely lichen. In autumn the leaves tinge orange for a bronzed impression. Plant an oak as a heritage tree and secure your legacy.
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