Quercus polymorpha Schltdl. & Cham.
Mexican White Oak, Netleaf White Oak, Monterrey Oak
Fagaceae (Beech Family)
USDA Symbol: qupo2
Native from Val Verde County in west Texas south through Mexico to Guatemala, Mexican White 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’.
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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
Fruit Type: Nut
Size Notes: Up to about 80 feet tall. Trunk up to about 2 feet in diameter.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Green
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
Native Distribution: Val Verde County in west Texas south through eastern Mexico to Guatemala
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 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
NPSOT - Williamson County Chapter - Georgetown, TX
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: 2018-03-07
Research By: TWC Staff