Alternate name: Rock Oak, Smoky Oak
Family: Fagaceae, Beech view all from this family
Description Lacey's oak is a medium-sized tree on good sites or a shrub on poor sites. Branches are erect and spreading and there can be multiple trunks. Leaves are deciduous, thick and oblong with a few shallow lobes. Foliage is peach-colored in spring and fall; dark-blue or grayish-green in summer. Summer foliage takes on a smokey appearance.
Habitat Scrub, shrub & brushlands, Canyons & valleys.
Comments This drought resistent tree is considered one of Texas' most attractive oaks. It is relatively less susceptible to the oak wilt fungus.
Exposure Preference Sun to partial shade.
Native Distribution Edwards Plateau, Texas & n.e. Mexico
Site Preference Limestone bluffs; rocky, river banks
Soil Preference Limestone or rocky soils.
Wildlife Value Provides food and cover for deer, small mammals, and birds.