Laurel Oak

Large and stately, this tree is often used as a shade or street tree.

The laurel oak is a semi-evergreen to a deciduous shade tree in the red oak family. Native to the southeastern US, it is a rapidly growing tree that can reach heights of 60 to 100 feet or more! It is adaptable to a variety of soil types and tolerant of salt spray, making them suitable to coastal regions. With its tall stature, broad crown, and glossy leaves, this tree is stunning enough to stop you in your tracks during your next walk through Central Park.

  • Leaves

    Dark green and glossy in the summer and yellow to orange-brown in the fal
  • Fruit

    Acorns, brown, clustered, about 0.5 to 1 inch in length
  • Flower

    Small, greenish-yellow
  • Bark

    Shallow fissures, dark brown

Where to find the Laurel Oak