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Oak, Laurel

:  Laurel Oak, Darlington Oak, Diamondleaf Oak, Swamp Laurel Oak, Laurel Leaf Oak, Obtusa Oak.

BOTANICAL NAME:  ​Quercus laurifolia

TYPE:  Semievergreen  

HABIT:  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.

NOTE:  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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