Gold Cup Live Oak (Quercus chrysolepis). Photo by queerbychoice.Gold Cup Live Oak (Quercus chrysolepis) is an evergreen tree that is native to Davis but is generally more common in the foothills than in the Sacramento Valley. It can grow to over 100 feet tall and nearly 100 feet wide.

Gold Cup Live Oak is classified as a golden oakIts 1- to 3-inch leaves are flat-shaped, spiny-edged, and rounder at the base but pointier at the tip. They are a glossy dark green on the upper surface but a dull golden on the underside. Its acorns are 1 to 2 inches long. The tree can grow in full sun, partial shade, or full shade.