Texas Live Oak

Quercus fusiformis

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Basic Information

Other names

Escarpment Live Oak, Plateau Live Oak

Order

Fagales

Family

Fagaceae

Size

20 - 50 ft

Leaf Color

Green

Leaf Arrangement

Alternate

Leaf Complexity

Simple

Leaf Shape

Lanceolate, Ovate

Blooming Season

Spring

Bloom Color

Yellow

Attracts

Wildlife, Butterflies

Texas Live Oak Habitat

Texas Live Oak (Quercus fusiformis) is native to the rocky hills of south Oklahoma and Texas between the Brazos and Pecos rivers.

Texas Live Oak Facts

Texas Live Oak (Quercus fusiformis) looks much like its eastern counter part the southern live oak. However, the Texas Live Oak is much hardier. It has a short trunk and spreading thick branches. Its leaves are evergreen and slightly smaller than the southern live oak. Its acorns are an important food source to wildlife. It is drought tolerant but is still susceptible to live oak wilt when it gets too stressed.

Texas Live Oak Distribution



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