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Southern Live Oak
Live Oak, Quercus virginiana, is an iconic tree from mesic (moist) hammocks of the south, including throughout Florida. It's dimensions can be 60-80 ft. in height and 60-100 ft. in width. Dark-green, waxy leaves drop in late February as new leaves emerge. Its picturesque massive limbs and persistent, glossy foliage have sustained its popularity as a residential shade tree or street tree. This is a tree with a cast iron constitution and deserves it's high regard. Live Oak is highly adaptable and supports a myriad of wildlife. Plant in moist to average sites for a very large canopy tree for shade and wildlife benefits. High wind, salt, drought and flood tolerant. For smaller urban properties, consider smaller growing Myrtle Oak or Blue-Jack Oaks.