Laurel Oak (Quercus laurifolia)

  • Broadleafed
  • Deciduous

Laurel oak (sometimes called swamp laurel oak) grows fairly rapidly throughout the southeast and is widely used as an ornamental tree. Laurel oak acorns are a source of food for squirrels, raccoons, deer, turkeys and other birds and rodents.

  • Alternate Common Name: None
  • Average Height: The laurel oak tree is a medium sized tree, growing 60 feet tall.
  • Average Width: No data
  • Leaf Description: Leaves are simple with smooth margins, occasionally with shallow lobes 3-5 inches long. The laurel oak leaf is thick and shiny from above with a paler color below.
  • Bark Description: Bark is dark brown and initally smooth later developing shallow fissures with rough ridges.
  • Twig Description: Laurel oak tree twigs are slender reddish-brown and hairless. Buds are sharp and pointed.
  • Flowering: Male flowers of the laurel oak tree are yellow green catkins, whereas female flowers are green to reddish small and spike like.
  • Needle or Broadleaf: Broadleafed
  • Comments: None

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