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Valley Oak Standard Trunk

Quercus lobata
Size Chart

Trees & Shrubs Size Chart

Trees & Shrubs Size Chart

California native grows in a broad, reaching habit. Large, contorted branches covered with lobed, dark green leaves feature light undersides. A favorite shade or lawn tree for waterwise, native landscapes. Trained into a standard, single trunk form. 

Plant with California Wild Lilac


  • Landscape Size: 70' tall, 70' wide
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun
  • Water Needs: Low
  • Sunset Zone: 3-9, 11-24
  • Growth Habit: Rounded, Upright
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Attributes: Deciduous, Deer Resistant, Attracts Butterflies, Cold Hardy, Waterwise

These characteristics apply to the greater Sacramento area and nearby regions. 

Live outside of our area? Please check with your local cooperative extension for the best growing practices in your neck of the woods.

Visit: UC Cooperative Extension Offices

Visit: National County Extension Offices

Green Thumb Guide

Flourishes in well draining, enriched soil. Prune sparingly to remove dead or dying branches. Feed with an all purpose fertilizer in spring before new growth appears. 



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