Quercus rhysophylla 'Maya' - young leaves in Spring
  • Quercus rhysophylla 'Maya'
  • Quercus rhysophylla 'Maya' - young leaves in Spring
  • Quercus rhysophylla 'Maya'

Quercus rhysophylla 'Maya'

£35.00

(Mexican Oak) A rare, evergreen species of Oak native to northern parts of Mexico, Quercus rhysophylla has bold, large (up to 25 cm long) leaves, shaped like those of a laurel but lighter in texture.

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A rare, evergreen species of Oak native to northern parts of Mexico, Quercus rhysophylla has bold, large (up to 25 cm long) leaves, shaped like those of a laurel but lighter in texture.

The new growth in spring is a beautiful, rich-purple before darkening to green as it ages. Late flushes of young growth in July / August may also be the same, vivid purple colour.

Quercus rhysophylla is an unusual and colourful garden tree growing best in a position sheltered from strong winds!


  • Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
  • Soil: Moist yet well drained, fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Reasonably hardy. Quercus rhysophylla requires shelter from cold winter winds.
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate.
  • Habit: Quercus rhysophylla grows to be a small, branching tree.
    • Height: up to 10 m (32 ft)
    • Spread: 8 m (26 ft)

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Full Sun
Mature Size
Tree - Small (under 20 ft tall)
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy), Special: Coastal Areas
Special Features
Honey Fungus Resistant, Rare and Unusual, Evergreen, Leaf Colour - Purple/Red, Leaf Shape - Unusual or Large

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