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Quercus laevis (Turkey Oak seed) Sheffield`s Seed Co., Inc.
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Quercus laevis

Turkey Oak

Recalcitrant seeds need refrigeration. Since shipping times are out of our control, we are not liable for seed condition upon arrival.
  • Quercus laevis

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New Zealand

Growing Info

Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: cold stratify for 90 days, or until radicle emergence
Germination: sow 1-2" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed

Other: fall sowing in mulched beds is prefered to artificial stratification 

Looking for a drought-tolerant tree species for your dry, infertile land? Consider the American Turkey Oak (Quercus laevis)! This small, moderately fast-growing deciduous tree is native to the subtropical southeastern United States, where few other oaks can survive. Its thick, ridged bark turns black as the tree ages, and in spring it produces male and female flowers before dropping acorns in the fall. Turkey oak often associates with other species like longleaf pine, and its acorns are an important food source for wildlife. While not commercially important, its wood can be used as excellent fuel and its acorns have culinary uses. Named for its leaves resembling a turkey's foot, the American Turkey Oak is also called Catesby oak or scrub oak. Try this valuable tree species on your difficult land!

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