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Graceful Oak, Slender Oak, Chisos Oak
Quercus graciliformis

Fagaceae (black oak group)

Graceful Oak, named for its slender, arching branches, is found only in the Chisos Mountains in west Texas and a few miles southeast in Mexico. It grows above 5,000 feet, usually on canyon floors, associated with a high water table. Some botanists believe it is a variation of Mexico's Q. canbyi, to which it is closely related.

Plant Habit or Use: small tree

Exposure: sun partial sun

Flower Color: catkins

Blooming Period: spring

Fruit Characteristics: acorn

Height: to 30 ft.

Width: to 30 ft.

Plant Character: semievergreen

Heat Tolerance: high medium

Water Requirements: medium low

Soil Requirements:

USDA Hardiness Zone: 8

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