Quercus rhysophylla 'Maya'
(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)
- 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
- Evergreen, Leaf Colour - Purple/Red, Leaf Shape - Unusual or Large, Honey Fungus Resistant, Rare and Unusual
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