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Quercus rhysophylla /Loquat Leaf Oak

Quercus rhysophylla  / Quercus rhysophylla
Young tree growing in East Texas
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Young tree growing in East Texas

Leaves tend to be clustered on tips of twigs

Close-up image of puckered leaf surfaces

Close-up image of foliage

Cluster of foliage


Tips of branches

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Scientific Name: Quercus rhysophylla
Common Name: Loquat Leaf Oak
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 20-30 feet
Spread: 20- 30 feet
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Dry
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: This evergreen oak is native to northeast Mexico. It grows in relatively dry soil and produces attractive puckered surfaced leaves with prominent veins. Foliage borne in clusters on the tips of twigs. New, emerging foliage is reddish colored and has downy fine hairs on the surface.