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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Fruit Garden & Nursery

  • Hardiness Zones


    This iconic evergreen tree of the south forms a wide spreading canopy and is often draped with Spanish moss. They are extremely resilient, which allows them to survive the severe weather patterns of the southern part of the country.

    Latin Name

    Quercus virginiana


    Family

    Fagaceae


    Also Known As

    Virginia Live Oak Southern Live Oak


    Type of Plant

    Tree

    Seasons

    Summer

    Specifications

    Max Height: 80'
    Max Spread: 100'

    Uses

  • Shade Tree

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Toxicity

    Do not ingest

    Colors


    Native Range

    Southeastern United States, Mexico


    History

    George Washington received a box of live oak plants and acorns from Mr. Josiah Parker of Norfolk Virginia in March of 1785.


    Other Details

    Grown by Washington

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