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Gambel Oak (Quercus gambelii) is a common New Mexico Native tree found at both higher and lower elevations of the local mountains.
There are two Gambel Oak variants: one produces true single trunk type trees, the other produces colonies via root sprouts. Root sprouts start out small but eventually may cover entire hillsides. The colony producing types can form groves or thickets (mottes) covering large areas.
These may be clones of only one genotype. Clonal type trees are usually shorter and thinner than single trunk types. The colony producing types are useful for production of wildlife areas.
Single trunk types can reach 30’ tall and 25’ – 30’ wide or more.
Trees That Please Nursery propagates both Gambel types, the single trunk and the root sprout - motte former.
Gambel Oak is best grown in full sun on well-drained soils but they will also tolerate slower draining clay soils, however, growth rate may be reduced. This oak is best grown with low to regular water and becomes drought tolerant after establishment.
Gambel Oaks make great shade or specimen trees for your landscape. They typically grow 8" - 18" annually. Because of their deep roots they can be planted closer to structures like walls, sidewalks, and even the house than other trees like surface rooted cottonwoods or mulberry.
Gambel Oak Trees are available in 1, 5, and 15 gallons container sizes. Larger trees are available in Root Control Bags.
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