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Xeriscape Demonstration Garden Information Sheet

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Quercus muhlenbergii-Chinquapin Oak

This tree has large green leaves that give it a more lush appearance than most of the other native oaks. We have been impressed with the way this tree handles the summer heat in the lower deserts! In the fall, the leaves turn orange to bronze, providing some rare fall color in our region. Chinquapin oak grows more rapidly than other oaks in our hot summers. Native to west Texas, this oak is extremely cold hardy and will form a medium-sized tree, to about 30 feet tall and wide. Hardy to 0 F. USDA Zone 7.

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