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Laurel Oak

Quercus laurifolia

  • Common Name: Laurel Oak
  • Scientific Name: Quercus laurifolia
  • Family Name:  Fagaceae
  • Origin:  Native to SE US
  • Height:  60’
  • Width:  35’ to 45’
  • Growth:  Fast 
  • Zone:  6 - 10
  • Light Needs:  Full sun to light shade.
  • Salt Tolerance:  Low.
  • Soil/PH/Texture:  Fine texture, clay, sand, acidic.
  • Soil Moisture:  Occasionally wet, well drained.
  • Drought Tolerance:  High.
  • Pests/Diseases: Resistant to pests/diseases.  Root rot can be caused in wet years.
  • Growing Conditions: Trees growing under drier conditions will grow more slowly
  • Characteristics: Strong trunk, can lift sidewalks.
  • Propagation: Seed or hardwood cuttings.
  • Wildlife: Attracts squirrels.
  • Facts: Life span of 50 to 70 years.  Trunks and branches hollow from decay due to age and improper pruning. 
  • Designer Considerations: Shade trees. Be aware of location as roots can lift sidewalks. 

Laurel Oak


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