Appearance and hardiness of Oaks vary widely, but all produce acorns preceded by inconspicuous flowers. Single nuts are more or less enclosed in a cuplike cap covered with many closely set scales. In some species, the acorns are edible,with a sweet flavor. Some oaks are widely planted over large areas, while others have a limited rangeQuercus emoryi
Native from Arizona to Texasand adjacent Mexico. Handsomeand rounded, to 50 ft. tall and40 ft. wide. Leathery darkgreen, oval, sharply toothedleaves to 2–3 in. long are holly-likebut flat; turn golden anddrop just before new growthbegins in late spring. Round-tipped,oblong, edible acornsenclosed by up to one-half inbowl-like cap. Grows well in lowdesert; tolerates a variety ofsoils. Needs periodic summersoakings.
Native to Texas and Mexico.Compact, rounded plant to 2–3 ft. high and wide; puts on agood show of brig...
Native to southeasternArizona, New Mexico,Texas, and Mexico. To 12 ft. talland wide, with dark greenle...
Native from Arizona to Texasand adjacent Mexico. Handsomeand rounded, to 50 ft. tall and40 ft. wide. L...