Live Oak Quercus virginiana

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Botanical Name:

Quercus virginiana

Family:

Fagaceae

Genus:

Quercus

Species:

virginiana

Common Name:

Live Oak

Height:
100 feet
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
8

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  • Quercus virginiana

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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 30 days, or until radicle emergence.
Germination: sow 1-2" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Other: fall sowing in mulched beds is prefered to artificial stratification.
In a Nutshell:
* Depending on the growing conditions, live oaks vary from the shrubby to large and spreading: typical open-grown trees reach 15 meters (50 feet) in height, but may span nearly 50 meters. Their lower limbs often sweep down towards the ground before curving up again. They can grow at severe angles, and Native Americans used to bend saplings over so that they would grow at extreme angles, to serve as trail markers. They drop their leaves, and grow new ones, within a few weeks in spring. more...
Usda description:
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