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Quercus arizonica 10-20cm

Quercus arizonica 10-20cm

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Quercus arizonica, commonly known as the Arizona oak, is a species of oak native to the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico. This species is part of the white oak group (Quercus sect. Quercus) and exhibits several distinctive features that make it identifiable.

Description

  • Leaves: The leaves of Quercus arizonica are generally broad and somewhat variable in shape, usually lobed with a dull green upper surface and a paler, sometimes slightly hairy underside. They can be up to 7 inches long and 4 inches wide, with the lobes rounded.
  • Bark: The bark is typically gray to dark brown, rough, and deeply furrowed, providing a characteristic texture to the trunk.
  • Acorns: The acorns are another identifying feature, being relatively small, about 1/2 to 1 inch long, with a shallow cap that covers only a small portion of the nut. They mature in the fall, approximately 6 months after pollination.
  • Size and Form: This tree can reach heights of up to 60 feet under ideal conditions but is often smaller. It has a rounded to spreading canopy that offers dense shade.
  • Habitat: It thrives in mixed coniferous forests, often found at elevations between 5,000 and 8,000 feet. It prefers well-drained soils and can be found in canyons, slopes, and ridges.

Rarity in the Botanical Market

The rarity of Quercus arizonica in the botanical market can be attributed to several factors:

  • Habitat Specificity: Given its preference for specific elevations and habitats, it's not as widely adaptable as some other oak species, limiting its general use in landscaping or cultivation outside its natural range.
  • Propagation Challenges: Oaks, in general, can be challenging to propagate and grow to maturity, requiring specific conditions for germination and early growth.
  • Limited Demand: The demand for Quercus arizonica may be limited to native plant enthusiasts or restoration projects, reducing its visibility and availability in the broader horticultural market.
  • Conservation Status: While not listed as endangered, its specific habitat requirements and the impact of habitat loss may affect its abundance and availability for commercial propagation.

Despite these factors, there is a niche market for Quercus arizonica among collectors, native plant enthusiasts, and those involved in ecological restoration or landscaping with native species. Availability can vary widely, with specialty nurseries and botanical gardens being the most likely sources for those interested in acquiring this species.

IMPORTANT: Please be aware that picture 1 show adult plant not for sale, the offer is for a plant in the dimension indicated in title description.

Please be aware that most plants change across seasons. For example, some of them will naturally lose leaves or change in colour during colder months. Do not hesitate to contact us for further informations about the plants of your interest.

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