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Quercus laurifolia

General Notes

Branches droop and are susceptible to breakage.

Native to Southeastern United States.

Family: Fagaceae

Additional Common Names


Tree Characteristics

Oval or Rounded Shape.

Has Partly Deciduous foliage.

Height: 60 - 70 feet.

Width: 35 - 45 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 or More Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 150 years.

Leaves Ovate, Green, Gold, Partly Deciduous.

Flowers Inconspicuous. Brown. Flowers in Spring. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).

Brown Acorn, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Summer or Fall Wildlife use it.

Bark Dark Brown, Smooth or Striated.

Shading Capacity Rated as Dense to Very Dense in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderately Dense out of Leaf.

Litter Issue is Leaves.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 5 - 10 and 12 - 24.

USDA Hardiness Zones 6 - 10.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Wet but Well Drained Soil.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Acidic Soil pH.

Pests & Disease Information

Resistant to Verticillium. Susceptible to Leaf Miner, Borer, Aphids and Caterpillars, Armillaria, Root Rot, Canker, Leaf Spot, Powdery Mildew and Chlorosis.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Strong.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.

Attracts Mammals.

Wildlife use Fruit.

Special Uses & Values

Shade Tree or Buffer Strip.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Quercus laurifolia Tree Record." 1995-2018. Aug 16, 2018.
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