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Quercus buckleyi (Texas Red Oak)

Quercus buckleyi
Texas Red Oak

Oaks in the desert? Why not! The Texas Red Oak is a spectacular deciduous tree, similar in appearance to the Shumard oak but more drought tolerant. Native to the hill country west of San Antonio, Texas; it is commonly found in poor, thin limestone soils. Like its cousin, it has deeply lobed leaves that turn scarlet or maroon in the late fall. The Texas Red Oak will mature to a medium to large-sized tree, about 25-30 feet tall and wide, but can get larger with deeper soils and frequent irrigation. This cold-hardy tree seems happier at higher elevations! Specimens planted in hot exposures in the Phoenix area have suffered some leaf burn in the summer. Although it will grow in turf conditions, it performs better if grown near the edge of a lawn.

Plant Type Native, Tree
Exposure Full Sun
Water Needs Average
Hardiness Zone Zone 5 (-20° F)
Flower Color Inconspicuous
Flower Season Fall
Growth Rate Moderate
Height 30 (ft)
Spread 30 (ft)
Spacing 20' (ft)
Characteristics Evergreen, Showy
Attracts Bees, Wildlife
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Tolerance Dry Soil
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Image by: MSWN
Image by: MSWN
Image by: MSWN

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