Live Oak Details

Live Oak

  • Botanical Name: Quercus fusiformis
  • Plant Type: Shade Tree
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun
  • Water Demand: Low
  • Landscape Use: Shade Provider
  • Ornamental Value:
  • Native/Adapted: Native
  • Wildlife Value: Birds
  • Season:
  • Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
  • Plant Form: Oval
  • Plant Spread: 60'
  • Plant Height: 50'


A live oak that is more freeze resistant than the southern live oak. The live oak is a spreading evergreen shade tree with little, glossy leaves and small, shiny dark brown acorns. It is easy to establish in almost any soil and comes in both single- and multi-trunk forms. If left unpruned, it has a dense branching pattern and can sometimes be hard to maintain. Once well established, it is relatively drought tolerant.

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