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Quercus polymorpha (Mexican white oak)
Flaigg, Norman G.

Quercus polymorpha

Quercus polymorpha Schltdl. & Cham.

Mexican White Oak, Monterrey Oak, Netleaf white oak

Fagaceae (Beech Family)

Synonym(s):

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’.

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Leaf Retention: Semi-evergreen
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Venation: Pinnate
Breeding System: Flowers Unisexual , Monoecious
Inflorescence: Catkin
Fruit:
Size Class: 36-72 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May

Distribution

USA: 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 Conditions

Water 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.

Benefit

Use Ornamental: Quercus polymorpha is available in the nursery trade in Texas and the southeastern United States.
Interesting Foliage: yes

From the National Suppliers Directory

According 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 Directory

According 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

Additional resources

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

Metadata

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

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