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Flaigg, Norman G.
Quercus vaseyana Buckley
Vasey oak, Sandpaper oak
Synonym(s): Quercus pungens var. vaseyana
USDA Symbol: QUVA5
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow , Brown
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
DistributionUSA: TX Native Habitat:
Extremely well-drained limestone uplands at low elevations in Southwest Texas and neighboring Mexico. Calcareous soils.
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Cold Tolerant: yes
Heat Tolerant: yes
Conditions Comments: Vasey oak is incredibly drought tolerant. Stress, however, can cause it to grow only into a small tree. The leaves are fragrant when crumpled in your hands. Deer, squirrels, wild turkeys and other wildlife feed on the acorns. It can also be more thicket-like in habit. Leaves are typically bright glossy green.
Deer Resistant: No
PropagationCommercially Avail: yes
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:
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
- Austin, TX
Record Last Modified: 2009-04-24
Research By: TWC Staff