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Characteristics

Conservation Plant Characteristics

Quercus gambelii Nutt.
Gambel oak
QUGA

Summary
Duration PR Federal T/E Status
Growth Habit SH, TR   National Wetland Indicator
Native Status L48 (N)      
 
Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring and Summer   Fruit/Seed Conspicuous No
After Harvest Regrowth Rate   Growth Form Single Crown
Bloat None   Growth Rate Slow
C:N Ratio Medium   Height at Base Age, Maximum 15
Coppice Potential No   Height at Maturity 40.0
Fall Conspicuous Yes   Known Allelopath Yes
Fire Resistant No   Leaf Retention No
Flower Color Yellow   Lifespan Long
Flower Conspicuous No   Low Growing Grass No
Foliage Color Green   Nitrogen Fixation None
Foliage Porosity Summer Moderate   Resprout Ability Yes
Foliage Porosity Winter Porous   Shape and Orientation Irregular
Foliage Texture Coarse   Toxicity None
Fruit/Seed Color Brown      
 
Growth Requirements
Adapted To Coarse Textured Soils Yes   Moisture Use Low
Adapted To Medium Textured Soils Yes   pH, Minimum 6.5
Adapted To Fine Textured Soils No   pH, Maximum 8.0
Anaerobic Tolerance None   Planting Density Per Acre, Minimum 300
CaCO3 Tolerance High   Planting Density Per Acre, Maximum 800
Cold Stratification Required No   Precipitation, Minimum 10
Drought Tolerance Low   Precipitation, Maximum 24
Fertility Requirement Medium   Root Depth, Minimum 36
Fire Tolerance High   Salinity Tolerance None
Frost Free Days, Minimum 120   Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Hedge Tolerance   Temperature, Minimum (°F) -43
 
Reproduction
Bloom Period Mid Spring   Propagated By Cuttings No
Commercial Availability Contracting Only   Propagated By Seed Yes
Fruit/Seed Abundance Medium   Propagated By Sod No
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Summer   Propagated By Sprigs No
Fruit/Seed Period End Fall   Propagated By Tubers No
Fruit/Seed Persistence No   Seed Per Pound 325
Propagated By Bare Root Yes   Seed Spread Rate Moderate
Propagated By Bulbs No   Seedling Vigor Low
Propagated By Container No   Small Grain No
Propagated By Corms No   Vegetative Spread Rate Moderate
 
Suitibility/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No   Palatable Browse Animal Medium
Christmas Tree Product No   Palatable Graze Animal High
Fodder Product No   Palatable Human No
Fuelwood Product High   Post Product Yes
Lumber Product No   Protein Potential Low
Naval Store Product No   Pulpwood Product No
Nursery Stock Product No   Veneer Product No
 
 
Time Generated: 04/22/2021 11:20 AM CDT