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Quercus gravesii (Chisos Red Oak, Graves Oak)

Quercus gravesii
Chisos Red Oak, Graves Oak

Native to southwest Texas and into Mexico, Chisos Red Oak grows native at elevations of about 5000-6000'. Vibrant red fall color in habitat. Fast growing for an oak, Quercus gravesii will tolerate lower elevations with some supplemental irrigation but will likely not have as colorful of a fall show. This Oak has deeply lobed leaves that resemble Q. buckleyi, and they will hold their leaves late into the season. Chisos Red Oak will grow to an eventual height of about 40’ tall by 35’ wide. Trees in the Dallas-Fort Worth area have done well, but without much fall color. These have performed magnificently at our Cochise yard just a bit over 4000’ in elevation. At lower elevations the leaves will likely remain green rather than show much color.

Plant Type Native, Tree
Exposure Full Sun
Water Needs Average
Hardiness Zone Zone 7 (0° F)
Flower Color Inconspicuous
Flower Season Spring, Summer
Growth Rate Moderate
Height 40 (ft)
Spread 35 (ft)
Spacing 30' (ft)
Characteristics Showy
Attracts Birds, Wildlife
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Tolerance Cold
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Image by: MSWN
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