The Chisos Red Oak (Quercus gravesii) is New Mexico's only native red oak tree species. This oak can reach 30' - 35' tall and wide. It has a deep tap root and annual growth up to 4 feet. The Chisos Red Oak most commonly has red-maroon fall color but some trees produce yellow or orange foliage in autumn. The Chisos Red Oak retains its leaves through winter after fall color is lost. These chocolate brown leaves remain on the tree usually until spring growth resumes with new leaves. The Chisos Red Oak makes a great addition to your home or business landscape.
The photo above shows a Chisos Red Oak seedling weathering the first snow of the season in Los Lunas, NM!
Trees That Please Nursery can deliver and plant your Chisos Red Oak just contact the store for details!
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Staff Plant Physiologist