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?


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Quercus alba
White oak, Northern white oak, Stave Oak, Ridge White Oak, Forked-leaf White Oak

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Sun, Shade, Part-shade
Water: Moist, Dry

Quercus arizonica
Arizona white oak, Arizona Oak

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Dry

Quercus arkansana
Arkansas oak

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light:
Water:

Quercus boyntonii
Boynton sand post oak, Boynton oak

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub, Tree
Light:
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Quercus buckleyi
Texas red oak, Buckley oak, Spanish oak, Spotted Oak, Rock Oak

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Dry

Quercus carmenensis
Mexican oak

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub, Tree
Light:
Water:

Quercus chihuahuensis
Chihuahuan Oak, Felt Oak

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub, Tree
Light:
Water:

Quercus depressipes
Davis Mountain oak

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub, Tree
Light:
Water:

Quercus emoryi
Emory oak, Black Oak, Bellota, Roble Negro, Holly Oak, Apache Oak, Desert Live Oak, Western Black Oak

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Moist, Dry

Quercus falcata
Southern red oak, Spanish oak

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Part-shade
Water: Dry

Quercus fusiformis
Escarpment live oak, Plateau live oak, Texas live oak, Scrub live oak, Hill country live oak, Plateau oak

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Dry

Quercus gambelii
Gambel oak, Rocky Mountain white oak

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Part-shade
Water: Dry

Quercus graciliformis
Chisos oak

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub, Tree
Light:
Water:

Quercus gravesii
Chisos red oak

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Part-shade
Water: Dry

Quercus grisea
Gray oak, Mexican blue oak

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Part-shade
Water: Dry

Quercus havardii
Havard oak, Havard shin-oak, Shinnery oak

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Dry

Quercus hemisphaerica
Darlington oak, Laurel oak

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Quercus hinckleyi
Hinckley oak

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light:
Water:

Quercus hypoleucoides
Silverleaf oak

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light:
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Quercus imbricaria
Shingle oak, Laurel oak

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Sun
Water: Moist

Quercus incana
Bluejack oak, Sandjack oak, Upland willow oak, Cinnamon oak, Shin oak, Turkey oak

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub, Tree
Light: Part-shade
Water: Dry

Quercus intricata
Dwarf oak

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light:
Water:

Quercus laceyi
Lacey oak, Texas blue oak, Canyon oak, Smoky oak, Rock oak

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Part-shade
Water: Dry

Quercus laurifolia
Laurel oak, Swamp laurel oak, Darlington oak, diamond-leaf oak, laurel-leaf oak, water oak, obtuse oak

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Part-shade
Water:

Quercus lyrata
Overcup oak, Swamp post oak, Water white oak, Swamp white oak

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Part-shade
Water: Dry

Quercus macrocarpa
Bur oak, Burr oak, Savannah oak, Overcup oak, Prairie oak, Mossy-cup oak, Mossy-overcup oak, Blue oak

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Sun, Shade, Part-shade
Water: Wet, Moist, Dry

Quercus margarettae
Runner oak, Drummond post oak, Sand post oak dwarf post oak, scrubby post oak, post oak

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light:
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Quercus marilandica
Blackjack oak, Barren oak, Black oak, Jack oak

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Part-shade
Water: Dry

Quercus michauxii
Swamp chestnut oak, Basket oak, Cow oak

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Part-shade
Water: Moist

Quercus mohriana
Mohr oak, Shin oak, Scrub oak

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub, Tree
Light: Part-shade
Water: Dry

Quercus muehlenbergii
Chinkapin oak, Chinquapin oak, Chestnut oak, Yellow chestnut oak, Yellow oak, Rock chestnut oak, Rock oak

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Dry

Quercus nigra
Water oak

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Part-shade
Water: Wet

Quercus oblongifolia
Mexican blue oak

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light:
Water:

Quercus pagoda
Cherrybark oak

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light:
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Quercus phellos
Willow oak

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Part-shade
Water: Moist

Quercus polymorpha
Mexican White Oak, Monterrey Oak, Netleaf white oak

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Moist

Quercus pungens
Pungent oak, Sandpaper oak, Vasey oak

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Part-shade
Water: Dry

Quercus robusta
Robust oak

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light:
Water:

Quercus rugosa
Netleaf oak

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub, Tree
Light:
Water:

Quercus shumardii
Shumard oak, Shumard's oak, Shumard red oak, Southern red oak

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Moist, Dry

Quercus similis
Bottomland post oak

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light:
Water:

Quercus sinuata var. breviloba
White shin oak, Bigelow oak, Scaly-bark oak, Limestone Durand oak, Shortlobe oak, Bastard oak

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Part-shade
Water: Dry

Quercus sinuata var. sinuata
Bastard oak

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub, Tree
Light:
Water:

Quercus stellata
Post oak

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Part-shade
Water: Dry

Quercus tardifolia
Lateleaf oak

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light:
Water:

Quercus texana
Nuttall Oak, Texas red oak, Texas oak, Spanish oak, Rock oak

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Part-shade
Water:

Quercus toumeyi
Toumey oak

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light:
Water:

Quercus turbinella
Sonoran scrub oak, Shrub live oak, Turbinella

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Quercus vaseyana
Vasey oak, Sandpaper oak

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Part-shade
Water: Dry

Quercus velutina
Black oak, Quercitron oak

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Dry

Quercus virginiana
Coastal live oak, Southern live oak, Live oak

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Moist