Evergreen shrub to
medium sized tree. Slow growing. Oval leaves. Native
from Texas to Arizona and south. Full sun. Drought tolerant.
Adaptable to different soils with good drainage. Grows in moist
canyons, valleys and creek bottoms. In Texas @ 4500'+. Will
not grow on alkaline soils and must have moisture. Leaves are
holly like, dark green, stiff and glossy with toothed margins.
Nearly evergreen. Acorns are sweet.