Quercus hypoleucoides

Also known as:

  • Silver Oak
  • Silverleaf Oak

Plant Type

tree

Zones

7a-10b

Size

H:25'
W:15'

Growing Conditions

Soil Needs:

well-drained

Water Needs:

drought tolerant

Sun Exposure:

sun

Features

Foliage:

semi-evergreen, green, silver / gray / blue, shiny / glossy

Flowering Time:

spring

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Portland, Oregon

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Portland, Oregon

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The Desert Northwest

Sequim, Washington

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Sequim, Washington

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Portland, Oregon

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We first fell in love with this plant in the 1980s upon seeing a collection from an expedition of Boyd Kline and Frank Callahan to northeastern Mexico. Our first up close and personal experience was on New Year's Day, seeing these exquisite 25' tall by 15' wide trees in the Chiricahua Mountains of southeast Arizona where, under bright blue skies and with a few inches of snow on the ground, the dazzling sliver undersides of the leaves reflected as if illuminated by spot light. Fast growing when young. The narrow leaves are very leathery and shiny and can age to maroon on the upper surface in cold temperatures. A plant for sun, well-drained soil, and quite possibly hardy into low to mid USDA zone 6. But we are sure about zone 7. Our favorite oak, really.

Description by: The Desert Northwest

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Sequim, Washington

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I don't have enough praise for this beautiful, versatile, and undeservedly rare evergreen tree. Not only is it my favorite oak, I think it is about everyone's favorite oak who has seen it! Native to the “sky islands” of the Southwest, its distinguishing feature is grey-green leaves backed with beautiful white indumentum that appears as silver when they shimmer in the wind and shine brightly when the sunlight hits them. It also has an appealing habit, growing into a rounded tree of 30' or so over time, and it is moderately vigorous. It will grow in dry or irrigated gardens, but should be in full sun for best results. Hardy to -10 °F.

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