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Quercus texana

Spanish Oak

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Quercus texana (Spanish Oak)

This fast-growing and adaptable oak is a southern look-alike to the Pin Oak. The acorns are 3/4" - 1-1/4" long and are covered by a 1/3" - 1/2" cap. A native to the Mississippi Valley, it is tolerant of high pH and wet soils. It drops its leaves in winter earlier than most oaks.

Additional Information:


Height
40-80 Feet

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Spread
25-40 Feet

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USDA Hardiness Zone 6-9

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Good Companions
Serviceberry (Amelanchier arborea), Black Walnut (Juglans nigra), Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis)

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation

FAC

Season of Interest

Late (July-frost)
Early (Feb-Apr)
Mid (May-June)

Soil Moisture

Moderate
High

Sun Exposure

Full Sun

Wildlife Benefit

Food/Small Animals
Nesting