Mexican Oak (Quercus polymorpha)
- Also known as Monterrey Oak & Mexican White Oak
- Spreading canopy that produces dense shade
- Extremely drought tolerant
- Texas native
The Mexican Oak Tree, botanical name Quercus polymorpha, is a fast-growing, semi-evergreen that can grow to be a large-sized tree with a spreading canopy featuring exotic green foliage that can also produce plenty of dense shade. Towards the end of winter, it loses most of its leaves, with an attractive new growth in early spring of bronze to pinkish bronze colored leaves transitioning to a vibrant green color, creating a nice change of seasonal colors. It is a native of south Texas and is sometimes called the Mexican White Oak tree or Monterrey Oak. No matter what you call it, this is one favorite tree for both homeowners and landscapers, and it is a beauty that will bring maximum shade coverage and plenty of curb appeal, too!
Mexican Oaks are adaptable to many soil types, so they are an excellent choice for any southwestern landscape. As a bonus, it is less susceptible to oak wilt than most oak trees and loves to grow with full sun exposure. Once established, these oak trees are extremely drought tolerant and will have low to moderate watering needs. We love them and so do a broad range of birds and mammals because this oak tree will produce acorns and provide a natural habitat for birds and small wildlife.
While they do have a fast growth rate, we recommend buying as big as you can if you are looking for a tree that provides instant shade and beauty. As the largest box tree grower in the United States, Moon Valley Nurseries has Mexican Oak trees available in a wide range of sizes, from younger to mature, bigger trees, and ready to bring all of its natural appeal to your landscape!
Large Shade Canopy
Works well in any landscape
Shade in the summer, Light in the winter!