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Quercus virginiana


Order: Fagales
   Family: Fagaceae
            Genus: Quercus
                        Specie: Quercus virginiana

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 70 ft (21 m)

Cultivation: Deep, fertile, moist, well-drained soil

Features: Dark green, leathery, lobed leaves; acorns singly or in clusters

Uses: Woodland gardens Tree for large landscapes Shade tree Parks Timber tree

Zones: 7-11

Description: The live oak is found in the wild in southeastern USA, Mexico and Cuba, and is a small, wide-spreading, evergreen tree, 70 ft (21 m) or so tall, with dense foliage. The twigs are downy, while the leaves are elliptic or oblong, leathery and normally smooth

Growth Habit: Wide-spreading habit

Comments: Timber used for ship building

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