The Pasadena oak, also known as the Engelmann Oak, has an open canopy of long elliptical green-grey leaves that catch the sun in unique ways, adding to its wild untamed character with spreading limbs and distinctive mottled bark. A separate species, Engelmann Oaks are increasingly rare in their native region along the foothills of Southern California from Pasadena into Baja California. A truly awe-inspiring tree that is a haven for birds and butterflies, blooming in winter and spring with clusters of creamy whitish-green flowers.
Thrives in full sun in dry to moist soil. It will remain evergreen with proper irrigation but may become deciduous in summer due to drought conditions.