The Mexican Oak is a native of Texas and Monterrey, Mexico. This pyramid shaped oak tree is known for its fast-growing habits and its olive-green leaves. The white oak is known to grow as tall as 80 feet.
The Mexican Oak is an evergreen that drops half its leaves in late winter. Once its leaves are dropped, new leaves will begin to emerge. The bark can be identified by its scaley texture and dark gray to brown color.
Because it is a white oak, the Mexican Oak is resistant to the Oak Wilt Disease. It serves as a nice shade or windbreak because of its thick, leathery leaves. The tree produces acorns that serve as a great source of food for birds, deer, and squirrels. The tree easily adapts to unfavorable conditions, but prefers rich, deep soil.