Silverleaf Oak is a member of the Beech
grow to 60 feet
height and 2.5 feet in diameter. It has blackish bark that becomes
deeply furrowed as the tree ages. Leaves are green and shiny above and
silvery beneath. They are lance-shaped grow to
4 inches in length. The
tree grows in southern Arizona on mountain slopes and in canyons in oak
woodlands at elevations between
The acorn of the Silverleaf Oak
takes between 1 to 2 years to mature.
blooms between April and May and produces tiny flowers that grow in
drooping clusters on male trees and in short spikes on females.
Flowers are followed by an acord which grows to 5.8 inches in length.