Plant Focus

Hybrid Highlight: Quercus ×heterophylla F. Michx.

Named in honor of one of America’s first botanists, John Bartram, Quercus ×heterophylla is known by many as Bartram’s oak.

Species Spotlight: Quercus ilicifolia Wangenh.

Quercus ilicifolia is a little oak with a big name: bear oak. 

Species Spotlight: Quercus crassifolia Bonpl.

Quercus crassifolia is tree ranging in height from 4 to 15 meters, and is usually easily recognized by its leaves: stiff and leathery, glossy blackish green above, covered with a layer of pale brown hairs beneath, and with bristle-tipped teeth above the widest part of the leaf.

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