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Quercus hypoleucoides (Silverleaf oak)
Cox, Paul

Quercus hypoleucoides

Quercus hypoleucoides A. Camus

Silverleaf oak

Fagaceae (Beech Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: quhy

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

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.

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Leaf Complexity: Simple
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Bloom Information

Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May

Distribution

USA: 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.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Quercus hypoleucoides in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Quercus hypoleucoides in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Quercus hypoleucoides

Metadata

Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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