silverleaf oak Fagaceae Quercus hypoleucoides A. Camus Listen to the Latin symbol: QUHY Other Fact Sheets
Leaf: Alternate, evergreen, simple, narrowly oblong to lanceolate, 2 to 4 inches long, edges revolute, occasionally a few shallow teeth, narrow pointed tip, leathery, shiny yellow-green above and very white (silvery) hairy beneath.
Flower: Species is monoecious; males in long drooping catkins, yellow-green; females very small spikes in leaf axils, appearing with the leaves.
Fruit: Oblong acorn, 1/2 to 3/4 inch long, scaly bowl-shaped cap, covers 1/3 of nut, ripens in 1 (or 2 seasons), maturing in early fall.
Twig: Slender to moderate, generally with white fuzz; end buds clustered, reddish brown and broadly triangular with a sharp point.
Bark: Dark gray, thin with shallow, lighter colored fissures and narrow ridges.
Form: A medium sized tree that reaches up to 60 feet tall with a spreading round crown
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Additional Range Information:
Quercus hypoleucoides is native to North America.
Range may be expanded by planting.
See states reporting silverleaf oak.
External Links:
USDA Plants Database
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