Southern Live Oak

This item will be released January 1, 2021.

Quercus virginiana
Available January 1st, 2021
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An icon of the southeastern US and popular landscape plant, the versatile live oak can’t be beat for wildlife plots for many reasons. It will grow in any soil as long as it doesn’t stay too wet, and tolerates a fair amount of drought once established, along with extremes of heat and cold within its growing range. In its preferred full sun exposure, it will have a nice dense canopy casting deep shade even at a relatively young age, and creating shelter during the winter months. Though considered an evergreen oak, it will drop a portion of its leaves in early spring as the new foliage emerges, giving it a temporary sparse look for a few weeks, but never goes fully deciduous. Acorn crops are usually consistently reasonable on an annual basis, often times littering the ground underneath.
Common Name Southern Live Oak
Scientific Name Quercus virginiana
Wildlife Value Cover, Acorns
Fruiting Requirements Self-fertile, but higher yield in groups
Fruiting Time September - October
Size 5G
Height 6-7'

Zones

Vegetation Zone 7-10 Green
USA Zone 7 - 10
Exposure Full sun to half-day sun
Drought Tolerance Once Established High

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