Southern Live Oak | Drought Tolerant Trees

The Southern Live Oak (Quercus virginiana) will grow well both in gravel or grass landscapes, and tolerates most extremes in temperatures very well. The dark green, dense canopy allows it to be used for shade, privacy, and as a barrier along a property line.

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Water Needs

Wet to moist soil


Full sun to partial shade


50 feet

Growth Rate

24-36 inches per season




Fall or winter
Medium brown acorn

Pest & Disease

Resistant to Verticillium; susceptible to Insect Galls, Oak Root Rot, Phytophthora and Root Rot

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