- Common Name(s):
- Laurel oak
- Native Plants, Poisonous Plants, Trees
Quercus hemisphaerica makes a good street tree and is moderately salt tolerant. There are no special soil requirements or pests. Rapid growth makes it a worthwhile choice for landscape use.
Wildilfe Value: This tree is mildly resistant to damage by deer.
Consider Planting: Q. virginiana for better longevity
- 40-60 ft.
- Insignificant, fruit a nut 0.5 in. acorn
- Sun to partial shade; well drained soil
- Medium to fine
- Pyramidal in youth; dense; upright; rounded top
- Poison Part:
- Acorns (seeds of nuts) and young leaves.
- Poison Delivery Mode:
- Stomach pain, constipation and later bloody diarrhea, excessive thirst and urination
- EDIBLE PARTS: Acorns (nuts) are edible after tannins are leached or boiled out. HARVEST TIME: Only collect nutsfrom areas you kn
- Toxic Principle:
- Gallotannins, quercitrin, and quercitin.
- CAUSES ONLY LOW TOXICITY IF EATEN.
- Found in:
- Forest or natural areas; landscape as ornamental and shade trees.
- 30-40 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- Moderate to rapid
- 1.3 to 4 in. alternate, simple leaves
NCCES plant id: 2162