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  Lacey Oak (Blue Oak)  
Common Name: Lacey Oak (Blue Oak)
Latin Name: Quercus glaucoides
Tree Size: Medium
Leaf Type: Deciduous
Growth Rate: Slow
Water Needs: Dry
Tolerances: Drought, alkaline soils (pH > 7.5)
Attributes: Texas native, reliable fall color, seeds or fruit eaten by wildlife
Features: New leaves are peach-colored, turning blue-green, then back to peach in the fall.
Comments: Unusual, native oak with bluish foliage. Also known as Q. laceyi.
Problems: Slow grower. May be difficult to find in nurseries.
Firewise: Yes
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