North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

Laurel Oak, Quercus laurifolia

  • Deciduous
  • Native to: NC Coastal Plain
  • Hardiness Zone: 6-9
  • Growth Rate: rapid
  • Mature Size: 65'-100' tall, spreading
  • Moisture Requirements: tolerant of varying soil conditions
  • Exposure: full to partial sun
  • Soil: prefers well drained, sandy soils
  • Wildlife Benefits: acorns are a great source of food for birds and mammals
  • Container Size/Price: 5 gallon, $15
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    Laurel Oak Acorns

    Photos courtesy of Will Cook