Plant ID forum: Laurel Oak (Quercus hemisphaerica)

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Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

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plantladylin
Jun 26, 2015 11:32 AM CST
I found this little tree sprouting in a container with a Hibiscus shrub a few months ago and decided to let it grow. I'm not certain but it appears to be an Oak of some sort, maybe Laurel Oak (Q. laurifolia) or possibley Willow Oak (Q. phellos)? Anyone out there familiar with oak trees?
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bamira
Jun 26, 2015 12:33 PM CST

I think Yes
Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

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plantladylin
Jun 26, 2015 12:43 PM CST
Stefan, thanks so much ... that sure looks like a match!
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Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Jun 27, 2015 3:44 PM CST
Upon further reading and research I've found that my little tree in question is NOT the Willow Oak (Q. phellos). Willow Oak apparently does not grow this far south (this part of Florida) and the leaves of Willow Oak (Q. phellos) have tufts of hairs on the undersides which the leaves on my tree do not.

I'm now leaning more towards the Sand Laurel Oak (Quercus hemisphaerica).
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