Quercus durata IB-1303


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Leather Oak. Aptly named, with leathery, evergreen, almost holly-like leaves on this is serpentine endemic shrub oak native to chaparral regions of the California Coast Ranges as well as the foothills of the Sierra and San Gabriel Mountains. A FRF shout-out to the collection work of Ian Barclay of The Desert Northwest. This pairs nicely with manzanita in its native habitat, and would in your garden too. Excellent drought tolerance. Perfect for that dry or rocky spot in your garden.


Plant Type

  • Evergreen

Mature Size


Hardiness Zones

  • Zone 6b (-5 °F)
  • Zone 7a (0 °F)
  • Zone 7b (5 °F)
  • Zone 8a (10 °F)
  • Zone 8b (15 °F)
  • Zone 9a (20 °F)
  • Zone 9b (25 °F)
  • Zone 10 (30 °F)

Sun Exposure

  • Full Sun

Water Needs

  • Moderate
  • Dry

Bloom Time