Laurel Oak, Diamond Leaf Oak Quercus laurifolia - Quercus obtusa
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Laurel Oak, Diamond Leaf Oak
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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 60 days , or until radicle emergence.
Germination: sow seed 3/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Other: fall sowing in mulched beds is prefered to artificial stratification.
In a Nutshell:
* Swamp laurel oak is found mostly on alluvial flood plains, from sea level up to 150 m altitude.
* It will tolerate the wetter sites in association with other oak species but will not live with continuous or prolonged flooding.
* It is grown and marketed mainly as pulpwood.
* It is commonly used as an ornamental tree in landscaping because of its fast growth and pleasing appearance.
* The acorns provide food for raccoons, White-tailed Deer, Wild Turkeys, squirrels, ducks, Bobwhite Quail, and small birds and rodents. more...
* Laurel oak is a medium sized, mostly deciduous oak of the red oak group that typically grows to 40-60’ (less frequently to 100’) tall with a broad, rounded crown. more...