Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ in a Minute


January 8, 2021
Turkey Oak

Turkey oaks are very drought tolerant native trees. Learn more about them in this episode.

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It’s time to talk turkey--turkey oak, that is.

Turkey oaks grow wild in dry, sandy areas throughout the Southeast, averaging 40 feet or more in height. Because of their medium size and deciduous foliage, they’re a good fit for the home landscape.

Turkey oaks feature foliage that has a classic oak-leaf shape. Thanks to their bright red foliage in the fall and highly textured bark, they’re interesting to look at no matter the season.

Turkey oaks appreciate regular watering during establishment, but after that, they’re drought tolerant and require little care.

And because they produce an abundant acorn crop, planting a turkey oak could bring you wildlife, including squirrels, deer, or even turkey!

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ in a Minute is a production of the University of Florida’s Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program, IFAS Extension, and WUFT-FM in cooperation with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

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