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Betty Young
Nurseries Sr Manager
Bldg 201, Fort Mason
San Francisco, California 94123

Family Scientific Name: Fagaceae
Family Common Name: Oak Family
Scientific Name: Lithocarpus densiflorus (H & A) Rehd.
Common Name: Tanbark Oak
Species Code: LITDEN
Ecotype: Marin County, California
General Distribution: L. densiflorus is found from Ventura County, California to southern Oregon in wooded slopes and forests.
Propagation Goal: Plants
Propagation Method: Seed
Product Type: Container (plug)
Stock Type: 1 gallon can
Target Specifications: Height: N/A
Caliper: N/A
Root System: Firm plug in container.
Propagule Collection: Seeds are collected between September 1st and October 31st.
Mature nuts are brown.
Propagule Processing: Seed Cleaning:None required.
Storage Conditions: Seeds are kept moist and stored in a refrigerator.
Pre-Planting Treatments: None required.
Growing Area Preparation/
Annual Practices for Perennial Crops:

Fully Controlled Greenhouse.
Sowing Method: Direct Seeding.
Nuts are sown 1 per container (1 gallon can) containing standard potting mix of peat moss, fir bark, perlite, and sand.
Nuts are surface sown.
Containers are watered in with an automatic irrigation system.
% Germination: N/A
References: A California Flora and Supplement, Munz, P., University of California Press, Berkeley and London, 1973.

Young, Betty 2001. Propagation protocol for production of container Lithocarpus densiflorus (H & A) Rehd. plants (1 gallon can); , San Francisco, California. In: Native Plant Network. URL: http://www.nativeplantnetwork.org (accessed 1 September 2015). Moscow (ID): University of Idaho, College of Natural Resources, Forest Research Nursery.