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Live Oak, Southern Live Oak

Quercus virginiana

  • Common Name: Live Oak, Southern Live Oak
  • Scientific Name: Quercus virginiana
  • Family Name:  Fagaceae
  • Origin:  Native to SE United States
  • Height:  40’ - 80’
  • Width:  60’ – 100’
  • Growth:  Medium
  • Zone:  7 - 10
  • Light Needs:  Sun, part shade
  • Salt Tolerance:  Good.
  • Soil/PH/Texture:  Sandy, acidic, clay, loom
  • Soil Moisture:  Moist, well drained
  • Drought Tolerance:  Good
  • Pests/Diseases: No serious pest or disease problems.
  • Growing Conditions:  Make sure you have sufficient space to accommodate the tree at its mature size.
  • Characteristics: Varies from shrub size to large, spreading trees. 
  • Propagation: Cuttings, seeds (acorns)
  • Wildlife: Birds as well as squirrels use the tree for cover and acorns for food. 
  • Facts: This mighty tree’s crown is symmetrical, rounded, and dense. The leaves grow in thickly and hang on the tree until spring, when they yellow and fall.
  • Designer Considerations: Shade tree.

Live Oak, Southern Live Oak


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