Southern Live Oak Tree, Quercus Virginiana
Are you looking for a special addition to your outdoor living space?Southern Live Oak Tree, Quercus Virginiana
The live oak tree is the perfect choice. This majestic tree can provide both beauty and function to any backyard or garden. Its wide canopy provide year-round shade, while its branches make a wonderful place to hang swings, set up birdhouses, or otherwise decorate with lights and plants. Plus, its strong trunk means it’s wind resistant and will last for generations.
Few trees are as colossal and awe-inspiring as the Live Oak, easy to grow and maintain, is a large grower ultimately reaching up to 70 feet tall and 90 feet wide. their large canopies are often seen covering homes and roadways, creating shade and beauty. Thrives in rich well drained organic soils, moss drapes over its long branches and dances with each breeze, giving it one of the most distinctive appearances of any tree.
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Plant Hardiness Zones and Specifications
|Grow Zones:||4-9 Patios / 7-11 Outdoors|
|Mature Height:||40-70 ft.|
|Mature Width:||60-90 ft.|
|Light:||Thrives in Full Sun|
|Uses:||Landscape, Mass Planting|
|Characteristics:||Best Carbon Sequester Tree|
|Soil Conditions:||Well drained organic soil|
|Does Not Ship To:||AZ|
The Live Oak's strong, heavy wood stands up to high winds and coastal storms with ease. And it's aptly named, enlivened with evergreen foliage that shines year-round, through hot summers and harsh winters (even keeping A/C costs down in the summer).
When trees pull carbon out of the atmosphere, they store it as wood. So if you're trying to figure out which trees to plant on your property, consider a fast-growing tree species, like maple, oak or catalpa.
A live oak tree adds more than just beauty – it contributes to the environment by removing carbon dioxide from the air pollution caused by cities and cars. It also helps prevent floods by slowing down rainwater runoff that would otherwise erode soil in gardens or damage structures near streams and rivers. Plus, seeing this beautiful monument of nature every day can positively impact mental health with its calming presence.
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Planting and Care
PLANTING AND CARE - Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is parallel with the ground level. Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated upright, use the excavated soil to back fill around the root ball, tamp down to ensure air pockets are eliminated, thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. A 2-3 inch layer of organic hardwood mulch is strongly recommended, it will help retain moisture and discourage weed growth.
LIGHT - Thrives in FULL SUN
WATER - Water twice a week for the first growing season, once established rain water will suffice.
FERTILIZING – No need to fertilize right away, We fertilize our plants during the production phase with slow release fertilizer which can last an additional 2-3 months supplying residual nutrients to the plant. Once you do decide to fertilize You may use a fertilizer formulated for interior plants, preferably a slow release fertilizer 180 days duration, fertilize during spring or fall base on label instructions.
INSECTS OR DESEASES - Here’s another plus, this tree is not regularly affected by pests, however in the event that scale, mealy bugs, or mites are found to affect the plant, they can be controlled by applying horticultural neem oil that can be sprayed directly onto the insects, A second and third treatment, when using oils, will be necessary. Space out the sprays at 2 weeks intervals to break up the mealybug life cycle.
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