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, 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, 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, Bellota, Roble Negro, Holly Oak, Apache Oak, Desert Live Oak, Western Black Oak Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Quercus falcata Southern red oak, Spanish oak Perennial Tree Part-shade Dry
Quercus fusiformis Escarpment live oak, Plateau live oak, Texas live oak, Scrub live oak, Hill country live oak, Plateau oak Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Dry
Quercus gambelii Gambel oak, Rocky Mountain white oak Perennial Tree Part-shade Dry
Quercus graciliformis Chisos oak Perennial Shrub, Tree
Quercus gravesii Chisos red oak Perennial Tree Part-shade Dry
Quercus grisea Gray oak, Mexican blue oak Perennial Tree Part-shade Dry
Quercus havardii Havard oak, Havard shin-oak, Shinnery oak Perennial Shrub Sun, Part-shade Dry
Quercus hemisphaerica Darlington oak, Laurel oak Perennial Tree Sun Dry
Quercus hinckleyi Hinckley oak Perennial Shrub
Quercus hypoleucoides Silverleaf 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, Obtuse 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 margarettae Runner oak, Drummond post oak, Sand post oak dwarf post oak, scrubby post oak, post oak Perennial Tree
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, Yellow oak, Rock chestnut oak, Rock oak Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Dry
Quercus nigra Water oak Perennial Tree Part-shade Wet
Quercus oblongifolia Mexican blue oak Perennial Tree
Quercus pagoda Cherrybark oak Perennial Tree
Quercus phellos Willow oak Perennial Tree Part-shade Moist
Quercus polymorpha Mexican White Oak, Monterrey Oak, Netleaf white oak Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Moist
Quercus pungens Pungent oak, Sandpaper oak, Vasey oak 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 Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Quercus similis Bottomland post 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 Bastard oak Perennial Shrub, Tree
Quercus stellata Post oak Perennial Tree Part-shade Dry
Quercus tardifolia Lateleaf oak Perennial Tree
Quercus texana Nuttall Oak, Texas red oak, Texas oak, Spanish oak, Rock oak Perennial Tree Part-shade
Quercus toumeyi Toumey oak Perennial Tree
Quercus turbinella Sonoran scrub oak, Shrub live oak, Turbinella Perennial Shrub Sun Dry
Quercus vaseyana Vasey oak, Sandpaper oak Perennial Tree Part-shade Dry
Quercus velutina Black oak, Quercitron oak Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Dry
Quercus virginiana Coastal live oak, Southern live oak, Live oak Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Moist