Quercus laevis

turkey oak

Fagaceae

wildlife plant   wildlife plant  


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Plant Specifics

Form: tree
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 30-40 ft    Width: 10-15 ft
Phenology: deciduous
Noted for: Hurricane wind resistance, fall color, interesting foliage

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Specimen or shade tree.
Considerations: Difficult to transplant once it has formed its tap root.
Propagation: Seed. Small containerized plants.
Availability: Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales, Seed
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
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Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand

Ecology

Wildlife:
wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
Birds, squirrels and other wildlife eat the acorns.
Native Habitats: Sandhill, scrub, scrubby sandhill. Increases in sandhill where long leaf pines were removed and where burns are restricted to winter.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   8A,8B,9A,9B

Other

Other Comments: This is one of the few Florida oaks that looks like an oak to most people from the eastern US north of Florida. Tends to be smaller toward the southern end of its range.