Engelmann Oak is a spreading tree to 50ft. It is evergreen in its range. A slow but nice tree. Engelmann Oak has a tendency to become deciduous regularly here. It is native from Pasadena to Baja. Its speed is not too bad, about 2ft per year. This tree is another of the semi-desert species that we have found to be only semi-drought tolerant. Engelmann Oak would be at its best 20 or so feet away from a watered flower bed or lawn. Do not expect it to be cold hardy below 15-20 degrees. (There was a big one in Portland though, so natives can be surprising.) The leaf is gray-green with shallow lobes and no bristles. Plant with companions or if you live where they are, suppress the weeds and reestablish the wildflowers. Oaks.
Foliage of Quercus engelmannii has color green-gray and is deciduous.
Flower of Quercus engelmannii has color yellow.
Communities for Quercus engelmannii:Southern Oak Woodland.