Gambel’s Oak

Gambel’s Oak

Quercus gambellii

Native to the southwest, this  small tree is sometimes referred to as scrub oak or oak brush. It does well in alkaline, dry soils, grows slowly and requires only minimal care. It is drought tolerant once established. The medium green foliage turns yellow to russet brown in fall.

Type of Plant: Deciduous Shade Tree

Distinguishing Characteristics: Small oak thrives in the southwest

Water Use: Low

Flower Color: NA

Sun/Location: Full Sun

Approximate Height at Maturity*: 20'

Approximate Spread at Maturity*: 12'

Tree Shape: Upright oval

*Under average conditions in Northern New Mexico