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Commonly known as Southern live oak
Tall growing species with longitudinally furrowed bark. It keeps its leaves throughout the winter dropping them only when the new growth emerges
Semi-evergreen - Keeps some of its foliage all year, and will drop some leaves as well. - stiff, leathery leaves 2-15cm (¾-6in) long, glossy, dark-green above, pale grey bemeath.
Height - 20m (66ft)
Spread - 10m (33ft)
Tree - shrubby to large, spreading tree. Lower limbs often grow towards the ground before curving up again. Small, tapered acorns, black or tan coloured.
Hardy - average winter - Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - aphids, gall wasps, oak wilt, honey fungus, powdery mildew, bracket fungi.
Place of origin - southeastern USA, Mexico, Cuba.
Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil
Tree Shape - Rounded to broadly spreading
Shrubs and Trees - Seeds - 1) Collecting Seeds
Shrubs and Trees - Seeds - 2) Storing Seeds
Shrubs and Trees - Seeds - 3) Planting Seeds
Trees - Care Guide
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- Restaking fallen young tree - Video Tip ondemand_video
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- Spring pruning - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Removing side shoots - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Deer protection - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Weed Spraying - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Tree Survey - Video Tip ondemand_video
Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
2 options from £6.00
Vermin & Pest Control
Essential small tree protection from vermin and strimming. This pack includes 5 x 90cm canes and 5 x 90cm spiral guards. Includes instructions.
Slate Plant Labels
These wonderfully tactile natural slate plant labels are hand made in Cornwall and come with a chalk pen. Just stick them in your pot or border. Pack of 6.
Slate Tie-on Plant Labels
Hand made in Cornwall, these delightful natural slate labels are perfect for pots. Comes with chalk pen. Pack of 5