Native to west Texas, this deciduous tree has large oval green leaves with wavy margins. In the fall, the leaves turn orange to bronze. This oak grows more rapidly than other species in the low deserts, to about 30 feet tall and wide. It does not seem to experience leaf scorch in the summers. Plant in full sun and welldrained soils. It also thrives in lawn areas. This oak is extremely cold-hardy, to -20° F. USDA Zone 5.