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Flaigg, Norman G.
Quercus polymorpha Schltdl. & Cham.
Mexican White Oak, Monterrey Oak, Netleaf white oak
USDA Symbol: QUPO2
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Native to West Texas, Monterrey Oak is resistant to oak wilt and is a hardy evergreen oak tree spreading to 60’ feet wide as it matures and a height of 80’.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Green
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
DistributionUSA: TX Native Distribution:
Widespread in Mexico and Central America, it has only recently been discovered in the United States about 30 km from the international border in Texas (B. J. Simpson et al. 1992).
Growing ConditionsWater Use:
Medium Light Requirement:
Sun , Part Shade Soil Moisture:
Moist Conditions Comments:
This species is widespread in Mexico and found in a few west Texas canyons. It is a relatively fast growing oak, and practically evergreen
in Austin. It is more resistant to oak wilt and other diseases and pests than other oaks.
BenefitUse Ornamental: Quercus polymorpha is available in the nursery trade in Texas and the southeastern United States.
Interesting Foliage: yes
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff