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PlantFiles: Texas Red Oak, Spanish Oak, Spotted Oak, Red Oak, Rock Oak
Quercus buckleyi

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Family: Fagaceae (fag-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Quercus (KWER-kus) (Info)
Species: buckleyi (BUK-lee-eye) (Info)

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Category:
Trees

Height:
30-40 ft. (9-12 m)
over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing:
30-40 ft. (9-12 m)
over 40 ft. (12 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Pollen may cause allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
Red

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Deciduous
Good Fall Color

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:
Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

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Positive htop On Dec 12, 2003, htop from San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

This medium sized oak is related to the Shumard oak, Q. shumardii, and is in the black oak group. The Texas red oak is naturally found in an area located in central Texas. It was originally named Q. texana, which remains a synonym.
It usually reaches a height of 30 feet or more and a width of 30 feet or more. The Texas red oak forms a dense rounded canopy and may also be found as a multi-trunked specimen in the wild. Growing moderately fast, it has thick dark gray to black bark with scaly ridges separated by deep, dark fissures. But sometimes it is light gray and smooth.

Flowers appear during leaf emergence with 5 to 7 inch in length male flowers in the form of catkins (droopy and caterpillar shaped flowers). The female flowers are single or in pairs. It produces acorns which require 2 years to mature.

It is more drought tolerant than the Shumard oak, but less hardy. A culitvar, Q. buckleyi "Red Rock", is hardy to at least the upper teens. This tree tolerates alkaline soil as well as neutral and slightly acidic soil. It is a super shade tree if you do not mind raking leaves in the fall.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Chandler, Arizona
Kansas City, Missouri
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Bernalillo, New Mexico
Austin, Texas
Dickinson, Texas
Fredericksburg, Texas
Mc Kinney, Texas
San Antonio, Texas (2 reports)



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