Photo Credits: 2004 J. E.(Jed) and Bonnie McClellan California Academy of Sciences | 2006 Steve Matson | 2008 Laura Ann Eliassen

USDA Zones: 6-10
Sunset Zones: 5, 7-10, 14-24
Jepson Bioregions: See map
Sun: Full,Part
Water: Low
Soil: Well-drained
Drought Tolerant: Yes
Flood Tolerant: No
Clay Tolerant: No
Serpentine Tolerant: No
Habit: Shrub
Size: 10 ft wide x 10 ft high
Form: Shrub - Oval
Flower Color: Inconspicuous
Flower Season: Inconspicuous
Foliage Color: Green
Foliage Texture: Medium
Deciduous: No
Fall Color: None
Fruit: Inconspicuous
Growth Rate: Slow
Decorative Bark: No
Special: Spines

Natural range in California

The map below shows regions where Leather oak grows naturally. The state is divided into bioregions based on geophysical and climatic boundaries. Plants found in your bioregion are most likely to thrive with minimal interventions such as water, climate modification, and maintenance. To find out which bioregion you are in, visit the Map of Jepson Bioregions.