This mostly evergreen oak was first recognized by and brought into the trade by famed Texas plantsman Lynn Lowery. It has a pyramidal form in youth and an open irregular shape at maturity. It will normally reach 40 to 50 feet while native stands in Mexico may reach 80 feet. Its leaves are 6 to 8 inches long and 2 to 3 inches wide with heavily serrated edges, dark, and glossy green. The petioles are often reddish in color. They have been successfully grown as far north as Springfield, IL, and have thrived in the intense Phoenix summers.