Live Oak

 

 

Quercus virginiana

 

Fagaceae

 

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Form: Tree
Seasonality
: Evergreen (deciduous in cold climates)

Size: 40-80 ft high and twice as wide
Leaves
: smooth edged ovals, shiny and dark green,1 1/2-5 inch long
Flowers
: Green, non showy
Fruit
: Acorn, top has hairy scales
Stems/Trunks
: Heavy limbed, bark dark and checked
Range/Origin
: Southeast U.S.
Hardiness
: Sunset Zones 4-24, 0o F

Comments: No thorns, plan well for eventual growth

 

CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS:

        Exposure: Full Sun

        Water: Moderate water

        Soil: Tolerates most soils

        Propagation: Seed (fresh acorns)

         Maintenance: Minimal, some litter

 

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