Texas Arboretum: Hall of Texas Heroes

Welcome to the Hall of Texas Heroes where Texas history comes alive and the past is celebrated through the propagation of historically significant trees. Because of their iconic nature and long life, live oaks are often identified with historic places and events.


Thumb Species Characteristics

Quercus fusiformis
Escarpment live oak, Plateau live oak, Hill country live oak, Texas live oak, Scrub live oak, Plateau oak, Encino molino, Tesmoli

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

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

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