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Quercus rhysophylla ‘Maya’

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A rare, evergreen Oak from N. Mexico, Quercus rhysophylla has bold, larger (up to 25 cm long), shiny-green leaves, shaped like a laurel but lighter in texture.

The new growth in spring is a beautiful, rich-purple before darkening to green. Late flushes of young growth in July/August may also be the same, vivid purple.

An unusual, colourful tree best with shelter from strong winds!

Supplied Size: 2L deep containers (25 - 40 cm tall)

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Quercus rhysophylla  ‘Maya’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Quercus rhysophylla  ‘Maya’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Quercus rhysophylla  ‘Maya’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
2 litres

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Grower Notes

Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
Soil: Moist yet well drained, fertile soil.
Hardiness: Reasonably hardy. Quercus rhysophylla requires shelter from cold winter winds.
Rate of Growth: Moderate.
Habit: Quercus rhysophylla grows to be a small, branching tree.
Height: up to 10 m (32 ft)
Spread: 8 m (26 ft)

Plant Finder: about Quercus rhysophylla ‘Maya’

Common names

Loquat Oak 'Maya'


Quercus rhysophylla ‘Maya’ (Loquat Oak 'Maya'). This is an evergreen oak with large, laurel shaped leaves which are burgundy-red when young, in spring and in midsummer, which contrast with the mature dark green leaves.


Shelter from strong winds. Drought tolerant when established.

Interest and use

Grown for its foliage.

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Quercus rhysophylla  ‘Maya’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightPart shade or Any
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -23°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterSemi-moist

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