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Form with Quercus emoryi

Coast Laurel Oak
Quercus hemisphaerica

Fagaceae (black oak group)

Coast laurel oak grows on sandy prairies of the southeast Texas Coastal Bend. It is a small tree or clump-forming shrub that forms extensive mottes. Its small, thick, lustrous dark green leaves are evergreen or almost evergreen and it produces small acorns profusely. It is closely related to the Pineywoods' laurel oak, Q. laurifolia, and could possibly be considered a geographical or climatic species of it.

Plant Habit or Use: large shrub small tree

Exposure: sun partial sun

Flower Color: catkins

Blooming Period: spring

Fruit Characteristics: acorn 1/2 in. long

Height: to 30 ft.

Width: to 20 ft.

Plant Character: evergreen semievergreen

Heat Tolerance: high

Water Requirements: medium low

Soil Requirements: adaptable

USDA Hardiness Zone: 6

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