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CURRENT MOON
 
LACEY - OAK
 

OAK, LACEY    Smokey oak, Canyon Oak, Rich Oak              
                                       

Quercus laceyi (syn. Q. glaucoides)                    KWER-kus LACE-ee-eye                                   

Deciduous         Sun     Height. 25 - 35 feet    Spread 15 - 20 feet  Spacing 15 - 20 feet

 

HABIT:  Beautiful, small to medium-sized tree with blue-green mature foliage and peach-colored new growth and fall color.

CULTURE:        Easy to grow and adapts to many soils from sand to heavy clays.

USES:              Small shade tree for extremely well drained and/or dry areas.

PROBLEMS:     It lacks availability in the trade. Not able to stand wet soil continuously.

NOTES:            MUST HAVE EXCELLENT DRAINAGE.  The leaves are quite small in comparison to other oaks. Lacey oak is a trouble-free tree that should be used much more in the landscape. Not recommended by everyone.


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