'Live Oak' - Quercus virginiana Available in 15 Gallon, 30 Gallon, 45 Gallon and B&B
The live oak is a huge and noble evergreen broad-leaf tree with large, spreading, nearly horizontal branches and thick, leathery, oval, dark green leaves. The bark is dark red-brown to gray and deeply furrowed, eventually becoming blocky. The flowers, typical of oaks, are catkins that hang down 2-3". They appear in very early spring and dust the countryside with yellow pollen. Brownish-black acorns about an inch long mature in the autumn of the same year on the current season's twigs. The acorns are sweet and edible. Live oaks are often festooned with Spanish moss, ressurection fern and other epiphytes.
Culture Light Grows in partial shade or full sun. Moisture Likes moist, well-drained soil. Established trees are very drought tolerant. Hardiness USDA Zones 8-11. Propagation Seeds (acorns).
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