Questions regarding Quercus laurifolia and Quercus hemisphaerica
I have come across a lot of websites that state that Laurel Oak and Darlington Oak are the same tree. I know they are called the diamond leaf oaks and maybe that has caused confusion.
Does anyone know why this is?
The reason I ask is that I am trying to find a larger tree size in Quercus laurifolia which is hardy to zone 6 and can tolerate clay soils. All I can find in a larger size is Quercus hemisphaerica which prefers sandy soils and is hardy to zone 7.
The nursery selling the Quercus hemisphaerica is also calling it a Laurel Oak.
I have talked with two nurseries that sell both trees listed correctly but one only sells 1 gallon size and the other is wholesale only.