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Laurel Oak, Darlington Oak, Diamondleaf Oak, Swamp Laurel Oak, Laurel Leaf Oak, Obtusa Oak
Quercus laurifolia

Fagaceae (black oak group)

Laurel Oak grows in moist areas in a limited range in east Texas. It is similar to Willow Oak but has wider leaves over 1 inch long, often lobed on young trees. Like Willow Oak, it has shiny leaves, a compact growth habit, and is fast-growing. Diamond Leaf Oak, Q. obtusa, is now included in Q. laurifolia.

Plant Habit or Use: large tree

Exposure: sun

Flower Color: catkins

Blooming Period: spring

Fruit Characteristics: acorn

Height: to 125 ft.

Width: to 90 ft.

Plant Character: evergreen semievergreen

Heat Tolerance: medium

Water Requirements: high

Soil Requirements: acid

USDA Hardiness Zone: 6

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