||My second favorite oak has so much to offer. Q. laevis is a small member of the Red Oak family that reaches a average size of 30'High x 15'Wide. It gets its name from its leaf which resembles a turkey footprint. Turkey Oak grows best in full sun sited in a dry, very fast draining soils. It loves sandy or gravel base soils and develops a deep taproot that makes it extremely drought tolerant. Q. laevis along with Q. incana, and Q. margaretta never need to be watered once established. Its summer foliage is dark green, very glossy and are turn vertically plain giving a very distinctive look. In the fall its leaves put on a show that rivals the Red Maples by turning a deep vibrant red while the veins remain green and the entry leaf retains its high glossy until it falls. It is a perfect choice for landscapes with sandy or extremely dry sites that needs a shade tree with electric fall leaf color. The wildlife enjoys this late acorns dropping species as most acorns are eaten up before Turkey Oak turns loose its acorns. I highly recommend this species for your home or business landscape. The perfect tree for that area in your landscape where it is to dry to grow anything except Yuccas, Agaves and Cacti.