Mexican White Oak



Common Name: Mexican White Oak (Monterrey Oak)
Latin Name: Quercus polymorpha
Tree Size: Medium
Leaf Type: Deciduous
Growth Rate: Rapid
Water Needs: Moderate
Tolerances: Drought, alkaline soils (pH > 7.5)
Attributes: Texas native, seeds or fruit eaten by wildlife
Features: Leathery leaves come in many different shapes and remain on twigs into winter.
Comments: Also known as ‘Monterrey Oak,’ this species is rapidly becoming used as an urban landscape tree.
Problems: Few insect or disease pests are known.
Firewise: Yes


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