Monterrey Oak

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Monterrey Oak

Quercus polymorpha
Monterrey Oak, Mexican White Oak, Netleaf White Oak
50

55 feet
40

45 feet
Central America, Mexico and Texas in Val Verde County
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  • Texas
  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Low
  • Evergreen
  • Birds

About This Plant

Sun or partial sun. Semi-evergreen, with fairly large leathery leaves. Monterrey oak is fairly upright, fast-growing and long-lived.

Monterrey oak is rare in the wild and only found in 3 or 4 locations in southwest Texas. But since it is considered resistant to oak wilt, it has become popular in residential landscapes, especially as a replacement for live oak and red oak. It prefers some soil depth, but can adapt to thinner soils too.

Maintenance

Training and occasional pruning. Leaves are shed briefly in mid-spring as the new leaf buds break, but it’s otherwise fairly evergreen. It’s considered fairly resistant to oak wilt fungus, but it’s best not to test it: as with any oak, prune only in winter — never in springtime.

Features

Plant Type:
Large Tree
Size:
50-55' H, 40-45' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Clay, Sandy, Thin, Well drained
Wildlife:
Birds
Flower Color:
Yellow
Bloom Time:
April
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

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