Quercus hypoleucoides A. Camus
Silverleaf Oak, Whiteleaf Oak
Fagaceae (Beech Family)
USDA Symbol: QUHY
One of North America's 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.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Retention: Evergreen
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Venation: Pinnate
Breeding System: Flowers Unisexual , Monoecious
Fruit Type: Nut
Size Notes: Up to about 30 feet tall.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Green
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
DistributionUSA: 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.
BibliographyBibref 298 - Field Guide to Texas Trees (1999) Simpson, B.J.
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Quercus hypoleucoides in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Quercus hypoleucoides in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Quercus hypoleucoides
MetadataRecord Modified: 2018-06-26
Research By: TWC Staff