Quercus polymorpha Schltdl. & Cham.
Mexican White Oak, Monterrey Oak, Netleaf white oak
Fagaceae (Beech Family)
USDA Symbol: QUPO2
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Retention: Semi-evergreen
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Venation: Pinnate
Breeding System: Flowers Unisexual , Monoecious
Size Class: 36-72 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Green
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
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
From the National Suppliers DirectoryAccording to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:
Wrights Nursery - Briggs, TX
Hill Country Natives - Leander, TX
Far South Wholesale Nursery - Austin, TX
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Texas Discovery Gardens - Dallas, TX
NPSOT - Fredericksburg Chapter - Fredericksburg, TX
NPSOT - Austin Chapter - Austin, TX
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Quercus polymorpha in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Quercus polymorpha in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Quercus polymorpha
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff