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Live Oak Tree

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$99.99
  • Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 4 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 50 Feet
  • Mature Spread 80 Feet
  • Growing Zones 7 - 10

The Live Oak Tree, or Quercus virginiana, is a majestic tree with an impressive form. Large, sweeping branches stretch horizontally from the trunk and dip down before growing upward. Oblong, glossy foliage is dark green on top and light grayish-green on the underside. This tree is almost evergreen and retains its foliage for most of the year. New leaves grow in the spring almost as soon as the old leaves drop. New foliage comes in alongside inconspicuous flowers. The flowers give way to acorns by fall. Acorns serve as a food source for various birds and small animals. Mature Live Oaks stand 50 feet tall and 80 feet wide on average, although, with enough time and proper care, Live Oaks can span 150 feet across. These are fast-growing trees, although growth does slow with age.

These trees are native to the Southeastern U.S. and do well with little care once they have settled in. Part of what makes these trees so easy to grow is their adaptability. Live Oaks can grow in various conditions and are generally undemanding. These trees can even tolerate salty soils, which allows them to grow well in coastal areas. Live Oak Trees are well loved in the South and commonly used as an ornamental or focal point in a landscape.

Live Oak Tree Care

Live Oak Trees grow in part shade to full sun. These trees are adaptable and not particular about soil quality but expect the best results when grown in rich, moist, well-drained soil. Water trees weekly for the first growing season. Established trees are drought tolerant but appreciate water during an extended dry period. Support growth by applying a slow-release fertilizer each spring.

Remove dead or damaged branches at any time. Remove crossed or vertical branches when pruning, and time trims to late fall or winter when the tree is dormant. Young trees benefit from an annual trim as needed. Mature trees only need pruning every few years.

Live Oak Tree Spacing

Live Oak Trees are sizable, so select a planting location clear of overhead obstructions. Plant Live Oaks 20 feet away from buildings and paved areas, like roads or driveways. Leave 50 feet between a Live Oak and other trees.

Live Oak Tree Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 7 - 10
Plant Type:
Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 4 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 50 Feet
Mature Spread: 80 Feet
Spacing: 80 Feet
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): None
Flower Description: Unnoticeable
Bloom Period: Spring
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Color(s): Brown, Green, Red
Foliage Description: Green to Reddish-brown in the Fall
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: N/A
Tolerates: N/A
Attracts: Birds, Butterflies
Container Role:
Uses: Specimen or Focal Point
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest
Brand:
Common Name: Live Oak Tree
Other Name(s): Live Oak
Scientific Name: Quercus virginiana
SKU:
123PLA0115-npn

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Plant Shipping

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Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.

Summer

If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
We review what areas the plants are traveling through as well as your location.

Fall into Winter

We’ll ship plants out all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!

Winter

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations