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Havard Oak, Havard Shin Oak
Quercus havardii


The Havard oak forest stretches across the sandy plains of the lower Texas panhandle area into Southeastern New Mexico. They range also into Eastern Oklahoma, Northeastern Arizona, and Southeastern Utah in deep sands, using underground rhizomes to form thickets of low shrubs which provide valuable cover for wildlife. The leathery polymorphic (very variable) grey green to olive green leaves have a lustrous upper surface and greyish or yellowish felty lower surfaces. The acorns, which are also variable in size, are eaten by peccary, prairie chicken and bobwhite.

Plant Habit or Use: small shrub

Exposure: sun
partial sun

Flower Color: tan or yellow

Blooming Period: spring

Fruit Characteristics: acorn

Height: 3 feet

Width: 5 feet and spreading

Plant Character: deciduous

Heat Tolerance: high

Water Requirements:

Soil Requirements: neutral

USDA Hardiness Zone: 7

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