Water Oak

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Nice tree.
Are you growing that like a cypress without drainage?
 

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Hansom little guy. That is a water oak?
collected it as a seedling under a full size water oak so that is the ID I am going with. Leaves are narrower than Live Oak so its not that for sure. Live Oak is pretty much the only alternative from where I collected it in an urban setting.
 

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collected it as a seedling under a full size water oak so that is the ID I am going with. Leaves are narrower than Live Oak so its not that for sure. Live Oak is pretty much the only alternative from where I collected it in an urban setting.
I guess that is now on my list.
 

bwaynef

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The leaves look like Q. phellos, willow oak. Granted, its pretty young and the leaf shape could change. I've also read that water and willow oaks hybridize readily though.
 

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The leaves look like Q. phellos, willow oak. Granted, its pretty young and the leaf shape could change. I've also read that water and willow oaks hybridize readily though.
This is true. In areas where Williow Oaks, Water Oaks and Live Oaks live it can be really hard to tell the difference. Especially until they are older. I have a Live Oak that looks very similar.
 

JoeH

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I've had a few full size leaves on it and they match up to nigra pretty well. Willow Oak is not one I've seen in central FLA. Looked it up and Willow ranges to N. FLA and its not really used in the landscape here so I doubt its that. This seedling was right under a Water Oak so I am leaning towards that.
 

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I think its a hybrid, more willow than water oak. That is compared to willow oaks around here. I have planted at least 400 willow oaks in Northern VA and they had narrower strap shape leaves than what you show. But of course I will allow that those grown in the far south could be different. The plant you are showing is very nice.
 

JoeH

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I am familiar with the willow oak, but have yet to see one in central FLA. Especially in the middle of Lakeland where this was collected. I did get a few mature leaves on it at first and those really looked like water oak.
 

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I'm also definitely feeling the willow ID. Water leaves can be highly variable and even occasionally resemble a willow, but not in the case of all the leaves -you would have at least some other leaves with that frog-foot spatulate shape.
Neat tree. Think the leaves will reduce?

BTW -I hope you prove willow wrong, this would be good to know/see.
Thanks
 
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