Texas Arboretum: Oak Collection

By the numbers. Did you know that in the state of Texas you will find 53 different oak species which is 74% of all oak species in the United States?


Scientific Name Common Name Duration Habit Sun Water
Quercus alba White oak, Northern white oak, Eastern white oak, Stave oak, Ridge white oak, Forked-leaf white oak Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Quercus arizonica Arizona white oak, Arizona Oak Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Dry
Quercus arkansana Arkansas oak Perennial Tree
Quercus boyntonii Boynton sand post oak, Boynton oak Perennial Shrub, Tree
Quercus buckleyi Texas red oak, Buckley oak, Texas oak, Spanish oak, Spotted Oak, Rock Oak Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Dry
Quercus carmenensis Mexican oak Perennial Shrub, Tree
Quercus chihuahuensis Chihuahuan Oak, Felt Oak Perennial Shrub, Tree
Quercus depressipes Davis Mountain oak Perennial Shrub, Tree
Quercus emoryi Emory oak, Black Oak, Holly Oak, Apache Oak, Desert Live Oak, Western Black Oak, Roble Negro, Bellota Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Quercus falcata Southern red oak, Bottomland red oak, Three-lobed red oak, Spanish oak Perennial Tree Part-shade Dry
Quercus fusiformis Escarpment live oak, Plateau live oak, Hill country live oak, Texas live oak, Scrub live oak, Plateau oak, Encino molino, Tesmoli Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Dry
Quercus gambelii Gambel oak, Rocky Mountain white oak, Utah white oak Perennial Tree Part-shade Dry
Quercus graciliformis Graceful oak, Slender oak, Chisos oak Perennial Shrub, Tree
Quercus gravesii Chisos red oak, Graves oak, Mountain red oak, Rock oak Perennial Tree Part-shade Dry
Quercus grisea Gray oak, Mexican blue oak, Encino prieta, Encino gris Perennial Tree Part-shade Dry
Quercus havardii Havard oak, Havard shin-oak, Shinnery oak Perennial Shrub Sun, Part-shade Dry
Quercus hemisphaerica Coast laurel oak, Darlington oak, Laurel oak Perennial Tree Sun Dry
Quercus hinckleyi Hinckley oak Perennial Shrub
Quercus hypoleucoides Silverleaf oak, Whiteleaf oak Perennial Tree
Quercus imbricaria Shingle oak, Laurel oak Perennial Tree Sun Moist
Quercus incana Bluejack oak, Sandjack oak, Upland willow oak, Cinnamon oak, Shin oak, Turkey oak Perennial Shrub, Tree Part-shade Dry
Quercus intricata Dwarf oak Perennial Shrub
Quercus laceyi Lacey oak, Texas blue oak, Canyon oak, Smoky oak, Rock oak Perennial Tree Part-shade Dry
Quercus laurifolia Laurel oak, Swamp laurel oak, Darlington oak, Diamond-leaf oak, Laurel-leaf oak, Water oak, Obtusa oak Perennial Tree Part-shade
Quercus lyrata Overcup oak, Swamp post oak, Water white oak, Swamp white oak Perennial Tree Part-shade Dry
Quercus macrocarpa Bur oak, Burr oak, Savannah oak, Overcup oak, Prairie oak, Mossy-cup oak, Mossy-overcup oak, Blue oak Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist, Dry
Quercus marilandica Blackjack oak, Barren oak, Black oak, Jack oak Perennial Tree Part-shade Dry
Quercus michauxii Swamp chestnut oak, Basket oak, Cow oak Perennial Tree Part-shade Moist
Quercus mohriana Mohr oak, Shin oak, Scrub oak Perennial Shrub, Tree Part-shade Dry
Quercus muehlenbergii Chinkapin oak, Chinquapin oak, Chestnut oak, Yellow chestnut oak, Rock chestnut oak, Yellow oak, Rock oak Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Dry
Quercus nigra Water oak, Possum oak, Duck oak, Punk oak, Spotted oak Perennial Tree Part-shade Wet
Quercus oblongifolia Mexican blue oak, Blue oak Perennial Tree
Quercus pagoda Cherrybark oak Perennial Tree
Quercus phellos Willow oak, Swamp willow oak, Pin oak, Peach oak Perennial Tree Part-shade Moist
Quercus polymorpha Mexican White Oak, Netleaf White Oak, Monterrey Oak Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Moist
Quercus pungens Pungent oak, Vasey oak, Sandpaper oak, Scrub oak, Shin oak, Scrub live oak, Encino Perennial Tree Part-shade Dry
Quercus robusta Robust oak Perennial Tree
Quercus rugosa Netleaf oak Perennial Shrub, Tree
Quercus shumardii Shumard oak, Shumard's oak, Shumard red oak, Southern red oak, Swamp red oak, Spotted oak Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Quercus similis Bottomland post oak, Delta post oak, Mississippi valley oak, Yellow oak Perennial Tree
Quercus sinuata var. breviloba White shin oak, Bigelow oak, Scaly-bark oak, Limestone Durand oak, Shortlobe oak, Bastard oak Perennial Tree Part-shade Dry
Quercus sinuata var. sinuata Durand white oak, Bluff oak, Bastard oak Perennial Shrub, Tree
Quercus stellata Post oak, Iron oak, Cross oak Perennial Tree Part-shade Dry
Quercus tardifolia Lateleaf oak Perennial Tree
Quercus texana Nuttall Oak, Texas oak Perennial Tree Part-shade
Quercus toumeyi Toumey oak Perennial Tree
Quercus turbinella Shrub live oak, Sonoran scrub oak, Scrub oak, Turbinella oak, Turbinella, Encino Perennial Shrub Sun Dry
Quercus vaseyana Vasey oak, Sandpaper oak, Scrub oak, Shin oak Perennial Tree Part-shade Dry
Quercus velutina Black oak, Quercitron oak, Yellow oak, Smoothbark oak, Yellowbark oak Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Dry
Quercus virginiana Coastal live oak, Southern live oak, Virginia live oak, Live oak, Encino Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Moist