A small evergreen to semi-everfreen shrub forming oak, Sadler Oak or Deer Oak grows in a habitat along the edge of forest, or as a low ground cover beneath the cover of taller trees. Grows into a thicket that deer use as cover. Can tolerate both heavy winter rains and dry hot summers. A native throughout northern California and southwestern Oregon.
Latin Name: Quercus sadleriana
Site and Soil: Oaks like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Self-fertile. Will freely hybridize with other Quercus species planted nearby
Hardiness: Likely hardy to at least 5F.
Bearing Age: 4-5 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 3-10′ ft tall by 2-4′ wide
Bloom Time: June
Ripening Time: October
Pests & Diseases: Sudden Oak Death can be an issue for Quercus species in Southwest Oregon and California but so far we have not seen it affecting the oaks in the Portland Metro area
USDA Zone: 5-10