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Quercus polymorpha (Oak, Mexican)

Oak, Mexican

Quercus polymorpha

Native to Texas and Monterrey, Mexico, the Mexican Live Oak is a fast growing oak tree with a pyramidal growth habit topping out at 80 feet. It is a white oak, making it is resistant to the oak wilt disease.


Creates a nice windbreak or shade with the thick leathery olive-green leaves; although evergreen, it will drop half the leaves in the late winter when new leaves begin to emerge. The bark is dark gray to brown and scaley.


The acorns are a good source of food for squirrels, birds and deer. Although it prefers rich deep soil, it adapts to more unfavorable conditions. 

Large Tree
Shade Tree

Flower Color:

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Height

40-80 Feet

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Spread

25-50 Feet

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance Tips for Quercus polymorpha

Interesting Notes


USDA Hardiness Zone 7a

Available Sizes:

Item Description
OAK-MEX-125 OAK, MEXICAN (POLYMORPHA) View Current Crop Photo
OAK-MEX-200 OAK, MEXICAN (POLYMORPHA) View Current Crop Photo
OAK-MEX-30 OAK, MEXICAN (POLYMORPHA) View Current Crop Photo
OAK-MEX-45 OAK, MEXICAN (POLYMORPHA) View Current Crop Photo
OAK-MEX-95 OAK, MEXICAN (POLYMORPHA) View Current Crop Photo

Characteristics & Attributes

Deer Tolerance
High
Exposure
Full Sun
Habit
Evergreen
Water Needs
Low