Quercus graciliformis #025.2009A
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Plant Accession Number:
Quercus graciliformis C. H. Mull.
Aug 11, 2009
Walnut Orchard East
|1.2 Metres||May 1, 2011|
|1.2 Metres||Jul 11, 2011|
|1.5 Metres||Feb 3, 2012|
section Lobatae (the red oaks)
A fast growing late deciduous to nearly evergreen tree reaching 8 m in the wild where it is very rare, with slender, drooping branches. Leaves on wild plants lanceolate, to 9 x 2.5 cm, untoothed or with shallowly lobed with 4-5 bristle-tipped teeth on each side, glossy dark green above, paler beneath with tufts of hair in the vein axils. Acorns borne the second year, ovoid, to 18 cm long. The closely related Q. canbyi from Mexico ripens its acorns the first year. Cultivated plants have larger leaves and have already exceeded the height of wild plants as shown by a tree in Shaun Haddock's collection at La Bergerette in France, which was 12.5 m in 2008.
- Rated as Critically Endangered (CR) in the IUCN Red List of Oaks
- Quercus Species
- USA (Tex)