Friday, December 6, 2013

Chisos Red Oaks Hardy For Frigid Temperatures!

The Chisos Red Oak, a native to New Mexico, makes a great landscaping specimen, and are hardy enough for our frigid winter temperatures.

The Chisos Red Oak is a fast growing tree with a canopy of up to 30’-35’ tall and 25’-30’ wide. It can grow as much as 4’ per season and has deep roots so can be placed fairly close to structures like sidewalks, driveways, walls, or even your home. Leaves turn a brilliant red-maroon in fall. Leaves usually remain on the trees into spring sporting a chocolate brown color. The photo below shows Chisos Red Oak foliage on a frigid 17 degree morning with heavy frost!

Trees That Please Nursery grows the Chisos Red Oak from acorns collected from wild populations. We have them available in 5 and 15 gallon container sizes ready for late fall and winter planting.

Photos & Narrative By:
Stephen Sain
Staff Plant Physiologist

1 comment:

  1. A good oak that I would like to use more...on a project in far north Abq and another in Las Cruces, Q. gravesii keep some of those leaves part green / part russet until spring.