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Quercus oblongifolia Torr.
Mexican blue oak
USDA Symbol: QUOB
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Small evergreen tree with many branches and a spreading, rounded crown of bluish foliage; or a shrub.
This handsome, small oak is limited to the Mexican border region. It is recognized by its light gray, checkered bark and small, blue-green, hairless leaves without teeth. Deer browse the foliage. Although difficult to split, the wood of Mexican Blue Oak is sometimes used for fuel.
Bloom InformationBloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
, TX Native Distribution:
Extreme SW. New Mexico, SE. Arizona, and N. Mexico; at 4500-6000 (1372-1829 m). Native Habitat:
Foothills and mountains, sometimes in canyons; in oak woodland, often common, forming open groves at upper edge of desert grassland.
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Texas Discovery Gardens
- Dallas, TX
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff