Mexican Blue Oak

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Quercus oblongifolia

  • Landscape Size: 15 to 20’ feet tall and wide
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Uses: Waterwise, Xeric, Border, Wind Barrier.
  • Heat Tolerance: High
  • Water: Low water.
  • Growth: 18”-24”
  • Zone 5-10.

Semi-evergreen.
Beautiful blue leaves.
Excellent small/med tree.
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Small, informal, rounded crown.
A New Mexico native evergreen/semi evergreen tree. Its species name, oblongifolia, refers to its oblong leaves. Interesting bark on more mature specimens adds winter interest to your landscape.
Deep roots, Long-lived. Tolerates extremely dry desert conditions but will grow faster if given deep regularly watering and if soils are improved with the help of Soil Secrets. Grows well in most soils, including alkaline, loamy, sandy, well-drained, and clay soils.

Mexican Blue Oak (Quercus oblongifolia) is a New Mexico Native evergreen oak. Sometimes it may be tardily deciduous. Slow to moderate growth to 30′ tall and wide. Blue-gray leaf color.  Deep roots. Long-lived. Low to regular water. Best in well-drained soils,  tolerates clay. Zone 6.