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Quercus laevis /Turkey Oak

Quercus laevis  / Quercus laevis
Autumn colored foliage a special feature of this tree
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Autumn colored foliage a special feature of this tree

Autumn colored foliage for this oak that grows in upland landscapes

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Scientific Name: Quercus laevis
Common Name: Turkey Oak
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 30-50 feet
Spread: 15 - 20 feet
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
No
Landscape Categories: Plants for Autumn Color
Comments: Turkey oak grows on poor, thin, dry, rocky or sandy soils where few other oaks can thrive. It does not have the beautiful crown form of many oaks, but is nonetheless it has a place in that it grows on infertile soils. Reddish-orange autumn color is not uncommon for this oak. It may not produce a crop of acorns until it is 30 or more years old. These are eaten by wildlife of many kinds.