Live Oak

Quercus virginiana

This oak is native to the southeastern United States and is an icon of the Old South. Adult trees usually grow to 15 m tall and have dense, spreading crowns that can span nearly 50 m across. This species, called the Live Oak because of its (nearly) evergreen foliage, is a valuable shade tree that also provides nesting sites for many animals.
Habitat:
Lower Coastal Plain of the SE USA.
Growth Habit:
Subevergreen rhizomatous shrub or tree, growing to an average of 15 m tall.
Bloom Time:
Early spring.
Longevity:
Long-lived.
Presence in US:
AL, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, SC, TX, VA