name botanical:Quercus lobata
family:Beech family (Fagaceae)
height:30 m (150 ft)
The leaves of Valley oak are green, sinuate, up to 10 cm (3.9 in) long and up to 6 cm (2.4 in) broad. The leaf margin is smooth.
fall foliage:yellow - orange
flowering:March - April
The flowers form yellow drooping catkins. Flowering and leafing sprout together.
gender distribution:monoecious / hermaphrodite
Acorns, up to 6 cm (2.4 in ) long. The acorns are pointed ovate.
The Branches are gray. The buds are ovoid and yellowish or light brown.
bark:The bark is pewter-colored and heavily furrowed with age.
ph value:slightly acidic to alkaline
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