Quercus vaccinifolia (Huckleberry
A delightful, shrubby evergreen oak, very similar in appearance to the tree, Canyon Live Oak, but reaching only 4 - 5.'
Native to dry sites at high elevations in California, Nevada and Oregon, Huckleberry Oak is hardy in USDA zones 7-10.
In the wild, bears, deer and a variety of birds feed on the acorns.
This is an excellent choice for containers or small gardens.
It is also an invaluable species for erosion control and is extremely resistant of drought and high winds.
Photo below left courtesy of Stan Shebs. Photo below right, Howard, Janet L. Quercus vaccinifolia. In: Fire Effects Information System, [Online]. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire Sciences Laboratory (Producer). Available: http://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/ [2011, June 24].