Tree Type: This tree is shade tree and its exceptionally strong wood was a key lumber in early navy vessels, including the famous USS Constitution. (Yes, 'Old Ironsides' was really made of wood.) Today it is a tree appreciated by arborists and city foresters for its wind firmness, adaptability to various soil types and tolerance to soil compaction and salt spray and live for hundreds of years. 


Growth Rate: Medium to slow.

Mature Size:
Live Oaks can grow between 40' - 80' in height and 60' 100' in spread.

Sun Preference: Full sun is the ideal, but partial to shade is fine too.

Soil Preference: The Live Oak grows in Acidic, Alkaline, Clay, Drought Tolerant, Loamy, Moist, Sandy, Well Drained, Wide Range soils.


Zone: 7-10