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Quercus hypoleucoides A. Camus
USDA Symbol: QUHY
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Evergreen tree with rounded, spreading crown of foliage that is shiny above and silvery-white beneath; sometimes a clump-forming shrub.
One of North Americas most distinctive and beautiful small oaks, Silverleaf Oak is grown in warm regions as an ornamental for its unusual foliage. The scientific name, meaning white underneath, refers to the leaves.
Bloom InformationBloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
AZ , NM , TX Native Distribution:
Trans-Pecos Texas west to SE. Arizona; also N. Mexico; at 5000-7000 (1524-2134 m). Native Habitat:
Mountain slopes and canyons; in oak woodland with other evergreen
oaks. USDA Native Status: L48(N)
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff