Quercus laurifolia

laurel oak

Fagaceae

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Plant Specifics

Form: tree
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 60-100 ft    Width: 40--80 ft
Fruit Color: fruit color      brown
Phenology: deciduous

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Often grown as a specimen tree, fast growing.
Considerations: Somewhat weak, and compared to live oak, short-lived.
Propagation: Seed, small plants. Readily available as a containerized sapling.
Availability: Big box stores, Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales, Seed, Friends
Light: light requirement   light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
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Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, clay, loam, organic material (muck)
Soil pH Range: adaptable

Ecology

Wildlife:
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Larval host for Horace’s Duskywing (Erynnis horatius) and White M Hairstreak (Parrhasius m-album). Birds, squirrels and other animals eat the acorns.
Native Habitats: River floodplains, secondary woods.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   8A,8B,9A,9B,10A,10B