Quercus hypoleucoides

silverleaf oak

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Outstanding Qualities

The evergreen foliage on this typically smaller oak is very striking with its shiny, leathery green leaves above and the captivating silvery white undersides. The two-tone effect is especially eye-catching on a windy day.

Quick Facts

Plant Type: round tree

Foliage Type: evergreen

Plant Height: 18 ft. 0 in. (5.49 meters)

Plant Width/Spread: 15 ft. 0 in. (4.57 meters)

Plant Height-Mature: 30 ft. 0 in. (9.14 meters)

Plant Width-Mature: 25 ft. 0 in. (7.62 meters)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 7 to 10

Sun/Light Exposure: full sun

Water Requirements: drought tolerant once established

Seasonal Interest: year-round handsome evergreen foliage

Wildlife Associations: birds

Resistant to: aphids, slug, snail

Colors & Combos

Great Color Contrasts: dark green, orange, yellow

Great Color Partners: cream, silver, white

Culture Notes
This broadleaf evergreen tree will grow best in full sun, although it will tolerate light to open shade. Average soil is fine and it will also grow on clay and sandy sites as long as it has excellent drainage. Once established silverleaf oak is drought tolerant, however, watering occasionally will keep it looking fresh.