Quercus rysophylla, loquat-leaf oak

Category: Trees
Family: Fagaceae
Origin: Mexico
Evergreen: semi-deciduous here
Flower Color: insignificant
Bloom Time: spring
Height: 80 ft
Width: 20 Ft
Exposure: sun
Irrigation: low
Cold Hardiness: 0 F
Description: These were grown from garden seed harvested from trees collected in Mexico. They are very adaptable to the loamy soil of east Texas and to the climate here, having shown no damage down to the single digits. Immature leaves tend to have toothy lobes, then mature to an entire margin. The leaves are stiff and rough, coriacious, and are a bright green color.