OAK, MEXICAN Monterrey Oak
Quercus polymorpha (KWER-kus poly-MORF-ah)
Deciduous to semi-deciduous Sun Height . 40-60 feet Spread 30 - 40 feet Spacing 20-30 feet
HABIT: Monterrey oak is a deciduous to evergreen, medium sized shade tree that has thick, rounded, dark green leaves. It has little to no fall color.
CULTURE: Easy to grow in well-drained soil with one exception – freeze damage is a possibility in the northern part of the state.
USES: Unusual shade tree.
PROBLEMS: It has few problems other than possible freeze damage in the far northern part of the state.
NOTES: Beavers seem to love chewing on this tree – I learned that the hard way. Monterrey oak is said to be a trademarked name owned by Lone Star Growers of San Antonio. Evergreen in the southern tip of Texas and in Mexico.