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Gray Oak, Encino Prieta
Quercus grisea

Fagaceae (white oak group)

Gray oak is a small evergreen tree that grows in the mountains of west Texas, generally on dry rocky igneous soils, but sometimes on limestone. Its small leaves are a leathery grayish green and give the tree its name. Gray Oak is closely related to Mohr Oak, Q. mohriana, and they look similar, except that Gray Oak's leaves have fuzz on both sides and Mohr Oaks's are green and shiny above.

Plant Habit or Use: large shrub small tree

Exposure: sun partial sun

Flower Color: catkins

Blooming Period: spring

Fruit Characteristics: acorn 1/2 inch long

Height: to 50 ft.

Width: to 40 ft.

Plant Character: evergreen

Heat Tolerance: high

Water Requirements: low

Soil Requirements: adaptable

USDA Hardiness Zone: 7

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