Fall color of Quercus buckleyi. Buckley’s Oak is a drought-tolerant Texas native, but it is hardy here along the Wasatch front. I searched around in local nurseries and couldn’t find it. I had a friend bring 3 saplings from a grower in Colorado. She said she got some questions going through the airport security with them. I potted them up in the SuperTree #1 airpots to nurse them along to a larger size. I’m hoping to sweet talk the city into allowing me to replace the ailing Norway Maple in the parkstrip with one of these. Just check out that red leaf color!
I have two more of these, by the way. If they all live, I might be willing to part with one.