Picture of Quercus john-tuckeri Quercus john-tuckeri Quercus john-tuckeri
Common Name Tucker Oak
Latin Name Quercus john-tuckeri
Native Habitat Forest above 2,500 feet
Soil Dry decomposed granite, sand, limestone, clay loam, low organic content, well drained
Water None to once per month depending on soil
Height X Width 45 feet X 15 feet
Protective Mechanism Sharp teeth on leaves
Leaves Green, evergreen
Garden Suitability Songbird, Mountain
Ornamental Value Dapple shade, evergreen
Nature Value Acorns eaten by squirrels and strong beaked birds, cover for nesting birds, larval plant for butterflies
Native American Uses Acorns ground to make soup and flour for unleavened bread
    Images http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/cgi/img_query?stat=BROWSE&query_src=photos_flora_sci&where-genre=Plant&where-taxon=Quercus+john-tuckeri&title_tag=Quercus+john-tuckeri
    Nursery, images and data http://www.laspilitas.com/plants/757.htm
    Data http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=1&taxon_id=233501051
    Images and data http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/81461/
    Distribution map http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-calrecnum=6999
Note: Moderate pollinator