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Lacey Oak, Smoky Oak, Canyon Oak, Rock Oak
Quercus laceyi (Q. glaucoides)

Fagaceae (white oak group)

Lacey Oak grows on the thin, hard limestone excarpments of the Edwards Plateau in central Texas. It is an attractive small to medium sized tree whose leaves are peach-colored when they emerge in the spring, then turn a dusky-blue to blue-gray in the summer. It is extremely drought tolerant. Sometimes it can be confused with Bigelow Oak (Q. sinuata var. breviloba), but Lacey oak does not have its shaggy bark.

Plant Habit or Use: small tree medium tree

Exposure: sun partial sun

Flower Color: catkins

Blooming Period: spring

Fruit Characteristics: acorn

Height: to 35 ft.

Width: to 30 ft.

Plant Character: deciduous

Heat Tolerance: high

Water Requirements: low

Soil Requirements: alkaline

USDA Hardiness Zone: 7

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