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| Coast Laurel Oak|
Fagaceae (black oak group)
Coast laurel oak grows on sandy prairies of the southeast Texas Coastal Bend. It is a small tree or clump-forming shrub that forms extensive mottes. Its small, thick, lustrous dark green leaves are evergreen or almost evergreen and it produces small acorns profusely. It is closely related to the Pineywoods' laurel oak, Q. laurifolia, and could possibly be considered a geographical or climatic species of it.
Plant Habit or Use: large shrub small tree
Exposure: sun partial sun
Flower Color: catkins
Blooming Period: spring
Fruit Characteristics: acorn 1/2 in. long
Height: to 30 ft.
Width: to 20 ft.
Plant Character: evergreen semievergreen
Heat Tolerance: high
Water Requirements: medium low
Soil Requirements: adaptable