- Full Sun
- Part Sun/Shade
About This Plant
Sun or partial sun. Semi-evergreen, with fairly large leathery leaves. Monterrey oak is fairly upright, fast-growing and long-lived.
Monterrey oak is rare in the wild and only found in 3 or 4 locations in southwest Texas. But since it is considered resistant to oak wilt, it has become popular in residential landscapes, especially as a replacement for live oak and red oak. It prefers some soil depth, but can adapt to thinner soils too.
Training and occasional pruning. Leaves are shed briefly in mid-spring as the new leaf buds break, but it’s otherwise fairly evergreen. It’s considered fairly resistant to oak wilt fungus, but it’s best not to test it: as with any oak, prune only in winter — never in springtime.