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Top 4 Premium Oaks in Texas

Posted by Jessica Downs on 11/2/18 8:00 AM

The Mighty Oak Trees Straight Out of Texas

In Texas, we love our oak trees! Whether we are climbing them or finding some desperately-needed relief, under their large canopy, from the intense summer sun. At Glen Flora Farms, we have been custom-growing our very own premium oak trees, such as Mexican Oak, Bur Oak, Live Oak, and Shumard Oak for over three decades. Obviously, oak trees are a favorite for anybody from Texas and we make sure to provide the best quality oak trees for them!

Moon Valley Premium Oak Trees – The Perfected Oaks

Why settle for just any oak tree when you can have the best one being grown just for you. At Glen Flora Farms, we offer container-grown trees, which eliminates root damage when transplanting to their new home. On top of that, our oak trees are pruned perfectly by our container-growing nursery specialists. This makes sure that you get the healthiest oak tree possible.

Oak trees love to grow in our Texas climate – they like warm, humid weather. They prefer to grow in a location with full sun exposure, which is at least six hours of direct sunlight. Give an oak tree enough room to breathe and grow, and they will easily change your entire landscape. If you decide on planting other plants around an oak tree, we offer a variety of plants and shrubs that can complement and highlight any of our oak trees. We recommend laying two to three inches of mulch around the base of the oak tree to keep it from drying out and planting some colorful small shrubs or ground cover near the base and under the canopy.

Live Oak (Quercus virginiana)live oak, oak trees, moon valley nurseries, texas

This is the Mighty Oak of the South, so it fits right at home in any Houston yard. This is a clean evergreen shade tree with dense dark green foliage that can make plenty of shade in your yard. This is one of those trees that can create lifelong memories. It features strong limbs for attaching a tire swing or climbing for hours of fun. This hardy evergreen tolerates windy conditions and drought, too. It was the lone survivor of the recent Texas drought that wiped out many other trees in the area. We recommend getting a specimen Live Oak to get the best benefits of this tree from day one!

Mexican Oak (Quercus polymorpha)mexican oak

This tree is also commonly known as the Monterey Oak but don’t let the names confuse you! This Texas native features a spreading canopy that can produce dense shade in the summer to help out with our hot summer months. Plant a specimen size tree and have a picnic in the shade and under a beautiful canopy. They have exotic-looking green foliage that can block the sun in the summer. When it drops its leaves, it can let the light in during the winter. These oak trees have a long lifespan so that generations upon generations can enjoy this great family tree. The best part of the Mexican Oak is the minimal upkeep needed to take care of it. 

Shumard Oak (Quercus shumardii) shumard oak-1

This long-lived medium sized oak tree offers gorgeous fall coloring when the leaves turn to a brilliant red-orange color. The Shumard Oak also features a canopy that is capable of blocking sunlight in the summer, creating plenty of shade, which is always an important trait to look for in a tree with how hot the sun beams down on Texas. Plant one in your yard so that the entire family can enjoy this beauty. They are also excellent trees for the front yard, back yard, parks, streets - anywhere really! The Shumard Oak will instantly create curb appeal to your home and add value to your property. Win-Win!

Bur Oak (Quercus macrocarpa)burr oak

Our specimen sized Bur Oak trees are perfect for creating privacy in your yard and blocking unwanted views while also providing lots of shade for your home. With the proper tree care, they can grow quickly, with a dense and robust canopy that will help give you a break from the heat during the warm months (which is most of the year, let’s be honest!). These oak trees are clean, low-maintenance trees that love growing in the Houston climate. These are excellent park-style trees that can be enjoyed for generations to come!


Our Oak Trees are Value Engineered!

You Get the Best Trees at the Best Price!

We custom-grow the biggest oak trees that you will find anywhere! And, we grow them in our local climate so that they will thrive in your landscape. If you are looking for the biggest oak trees to provide instant shade, you have come to the right place.

Stop in to your local Moon Valley Nurseries location and ask about our many varieties of Oak trees we have ready for you. You can also set up an appointment and check out Glen Fora Farms for yourself. Get in now and get your #FallPlanting done before the holidays!