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Texas red oak

The Texas red oak (Quercus texana)

is a tall fully hardy perennial deciduous tree/shrub with yellow flowers in early Spring. It grows well in semi-shade, and prefers medium levels of water. This plant requires a minimum of 110 frost free days to grow successfully. It has no drought tolerance.

Soil

Quercus texana grows in soils ranging from a pH of 4.5 (extremely acidic ranges from 0 to 5.1) to 5.5 (very acidic ranges from 5.2 to 5.5). It is adapted to clay, silty clay and sandy clay soils, and prefers medium fertility.

Growth

This is a erect tree/shrub has a fast rate of growth and has a single stem growth form, and has an ultimate height of 30.5m / 100.1ft.

Height at ...

  • 20 years 12.2m / 40ft

Leaves

The leaves are green in Summer.

Tolerances

Hedge (none).

Fruit and seed

There is a high fruit/seed abundance beginning in Spring and ending in Autumn.

Progagation and germination

Propagation techniques include bare root, container and seed. The seed can be germinated by cold stratification / cold moist prechilling.

-18°C / -0.4F 4.5 to 5.5 30.5m / 100.1ft
Scientific classifications [Edit]
Genus ? Quercus
Specific epithet ? texana
Common names
Texas red oak (United States)
IPNI details on Quercus texana
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