New Mexico Live Oak

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Quercus fusiformis

  • Landscape Size: 20’ feet tall and wide
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Uses: Evergreen Statement Tree, Waterwise
  • Heat Tolerance: High
  • Water: Low
  • Growth: 18”-24”
  • Zone 6-10.

Dramatically beautiful semi-evergreen tree.
Rounded Habit.
Single or multi stemmed trees depending pruning.

A New Mexico Native.
It is closely related to Southern Live Oak (Quercus virginiana) but is smaller, and more cold and drought tolerant.
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. Grow in alkaline, loamy, sandy, well-drained, and clay soils.

New Mexico Live Oak (Quercus fusiformis) is a New Mexico Native evergreen oak. Annual growth up to 4″ per year ultimately reaching 20′ tall and wide. Thick glossy green leaves. Wild growth form is multi-trunked. If pruned to a single trunk can be taller than 20′. Deep roots. Long-lived. Low to regular water. Best in well-drained soils,  tolerates clay. Zone 6.