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Live Oak (Quercus Virginiana) Plant Profile!

We are starting to create individual Texas native plants profiles and today we will put the spotlight on Live Oak (Quercus Virginiana).

From the entry:

“An old and faithful majestic tree of the south. This iconic beauty is drought tolerant and a true staple in Texan backyards. Relatively slow growing, this tree is a real investment for the future; a tree that your children and their children will get to fully experience its shade and grace. Plant Live Oak in only large enough spaces that will properly accommodate this giant. We often install live oaks in front and backyards in Austin landscapes. Live Oak has some maintenance related to it, mainly in the form of Oak Wilt susceptibility and leaf drop during the spring. Prune only at appropriate times: early spring and late winter.”


What do you think about Live Oak? Do you grow it yourself? Pictures or insights to share?

Posted by Reed

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