Blue Oak

Quercus douglassii

The Blue Oak is a medium-sized, deciduous oak that exhibits blue-toned foliage. The Blue Oak, found on the upland slopes of Figueroa Mountain, also requires minimal watering and does best with little to no summer water. Despite its slow-growing nature, these oaks play a vital role in the ecosystem health by providing food and shelter for the plants and animals in the native California landscape and are not susceptible to the sudden oak death fungal disease. We proudly have several beautiful Blue Oaks growing happily in the Santa Ynez Valley Botanic Garden!