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Laurel Oak

Laurel oak

Laurel oak

Laurel oak
Quercus laurifolia

Laurel oak is a rapidly growing tree usually found on sandy soils such as the edges of rivers and swamps. Its leaves are semi-deciduous, which means that the current year’s leaves remain on the tree while those of the previous year will fall. Its acorns are small and dark-colored, with a flat, saucer-shaped cup that is covered with hairy scales. The tree is widely used as an ornamental and reaches maturity in about 50 years.

Laurel oak leaves are small, 2 to 4 inches long, pointed, and can have unevenly-lobed edges.

 

Location Points C.B.H. Height Crown
2605 Newport Gap Pk., Wilmington 243 150 76 67