LAUREL OAK (Quercus laurifolia)   

Also called Darlington Oak, Diamondleaf Oak, Swamp Laurel Oak, Laurel Leaf Oak, Obtusa Oak. Semievergreen  shade tree similar to willow oak but has wider leaves over 1 inch long, often lobed on young trees. Native to moist areas in a limited range in east Texas. Not good in alkaline soils. Will be somewhat hard to find in nurseries. This is a poor alternative to live oak.

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