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Silverleaf oak

Quercus hypoleucoides

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Characteristics:
A medium-sized, evergreen tree with a spreading round crown, but also grows as a shrub.

Growing Conditions:
Full sun and well-drained soil. Hardy in USDA Zone 7.

Uses:
It is perhaps the most beautiful of all oaks, and an excellent choice for an ornamental tree.

Height:
Avg. 20-40' at maturity

Width:
Avg. 15-25' at maturity

Shape:
Rounded crown

Flowers:
Male and female flowers borne in separate catkins (monoecious).

Leaves:
Leaves alternate, lanceolate, 2-4 inches long, shiny yellow-green top, white to silvery below

Bark:
Bark is gray in color, thin with shallow, lighter-colored fissures and narrow ridges.

This species has acorns which are eaten by both squirrels and birds.