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Xeriscape Demonstration Garden Information Sheet

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Quercus fusiformis

Similar in appearance to coastal live oak, this is different in its adaptability to harsh conditions. Native to West Texas, more drought tolerant and cold hardy than the coastal live oak. Performed very well during summers in Phoenix. One of the few evergreen oaks for the low and middle deserts. Grows slowly to 50' forming a long lived shade tree. It is also smaller than Live Oak. It grows on well drained soil alkaline to slightly acid and there is thicket forming. Susceptible to oak wilt fungus.

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