Live Oak Tree

Live Oak Tree

Live Oak Tree Facts

Specific Name:   Quercus virginiana
Hardiness Zones:   7b to 10
Growth_Rate:   Slow to moderate
Site Requirements:   Sun; range of soil types; tolerates moist and compacted clay soil
Texture:   Medium
Form:   Massive, wide spreading; horizontal and arching branches; picturesque with age
Height:   30 to 50'
Weight:   50 to 80'
Leaf:   1.3 to 3" alternate, simple, leathery leaves
Flower/Fruit:   .7 to 1" acorn; 1 to 5 on a stalk
Comments:    Native; excellent for coastal areas; old leaves drop in spring; salt tolerant; acorns eaten by birds and squirrels; dark charcoal bark; good street tree; larval plant for white hairstreak butterfly; shallow spreading roots
Habit:   Evergreen
Cultivars:   --