Smokey Oak, Canyon Oak, Rich Oak
Quercus laceyi (syn. Q. glaucoides)
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.