Quercus virginiana 1
Quercus virginiana 1

Quercus virginiana
(Live Oak)
USDA Zone: 8 – 11
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Origin: Southeastern USA
Type: Semideciduous

Typical Height: 45’ - 50’
(13.0 - 15.0mts)
Typical Spread: 50’-70’
(15.0-21.0mts)

Growth: Medium
Drought Tolerance: Medium
Salt Tolerance: High
Wind Tolerance: High
Foliage Color: Green
Flower Color: Green
Flowering Season: Spring
Flower Feature: Insignificant
Light Needs: High
Nutritional Needs: Low
Human Hazards: None
Family: Fagaceae
Propagation: Seeds, grafting
Leaf Type: Simple
Environmental Issues: None

Typical sizes at the nursery:
3G - 4'-5'OA / 2'SP / 0.75"CA
7G - 5'-8'OA / 3'SP / 1.25"CA
15G - 8'-10'OA / 3.5'SP / 1.5"CA
25G - 10'-12'OA / 4.5'SP / 2.5"CA
45G - 12'-14'OA / 5'SP / 3"CA
65G - 14'-16'OA / 5.5'SP / 3.5"CA
100G - 16'-18'OA / 6.5'SP / 4"CA
200G - 18'-20'OA / 10'SP / 5.5"CA
FG - 10’-28’OA   

Typical planting distance:
25'-30' O.C.
(7.6 - 9.0mts)

Common Uses: Shade Tree; Boulevards; Residence; Parks; Avenue tree;
Category: Large Tree

Notes:  Long-lived oak

+ In this Photo:
Quercus virginiana
(Live Oak)
18' OA Height,
5' CT, 20' Canopy,
8" DBH, 30' O.C.

All sizes are approximates
Photo taken by:
All Landscape Data, Inc.
March 2014
Pembroke Pines
Florida USA

Sources:
Betrock’s
Reference Guide to
Florida Landscape Plants

Landscape Plants for South Florida
A manual for gardeners, landscapers and homeowners.

The Landscape Manual
Prepared by the Miami-Dade
County
Department of
Planning and Zoning

Betrock’s
Plant Finder

Internet Sources:
http://plants.findthebest.com/l/1380/Quercus-virginiana

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/2069/

http://www.floridata.com/ref/q/querc_v.cfm