OAK - LAUREL
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.