Tree Blog

Quercus castaneifolia x cerris | Davis

The Q. castaneifolia trees at Shields display some yellow fall color, which comes at a very appropriate time for a Mediterranean climate, which is late November into December. The hybrid trees grown from acorns of these trees are often hybridized with Q. macrocarpa from the far southern end of that tree's range, and the hybridization typically improves the intensity of the fall color.

Dave Muffly