plant-banner1

NC Native Plant Society:
Plant Details

Quercus hemisphaerica

Darlington Oak, Sand Laurel Oak

Scientific Name:

Quercus hemisphaerica

Genus:

Quercus

Species Epithet:

hemisphaerica

Common Name:

Darlington Oak, Sand Laurel Oak

Plant Type

Tree

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Fagaceae (Beech Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

36-72 ft., 72-100 ft.

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry

Bloom Time:

March, April

Growing Area:

Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Sandhills, dry hammocks, and other dry, sandy soils, a component of maritime forests with Q. virginiana, and widely planted as a street tree in most parts of our region. Within its somewhat limited NC Coastal Plain range, it is fairly common to common, and particularly numerous in coastal counties, where it grows in most maritime forests.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Semi-evergreen

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Highest Wildlife Value

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

State Rank:

S4: Apparently secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

No Pictures Yet - Submit One!

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



Permalink - (right click to save this page to your bookmarks)

<<< PREVIOUS

NEXT >>>

back to top
go to plant details search
go to plant images search
go to gallery home
back to Initial q Gallery
back to orchids
back to Carnivorous Plants
back to Trilliums