Quercus geminata

sand live oak

Fagaceae

wildlife plant   wildlife plant  


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Plant Specifics

Form: tree
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: to 40 ft    Width: to 30 ft
Phenology: evergreen
Noted for: Hurricane wind resistance, interesting foliage

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Specimen tree.
Propagation: Seed, but readily available as a containerized sapling.
Availability: Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
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Salt Tolerance: Moderately salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand
Soil pH Range: adaptable

Ecology

Wildlife:
wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
Valuable for wildlife food and cover.
Native Habitats: Scrub, sandhill, scrubby flatwoods, flatwoods, coastal hammocks. Increases in flatwoods under winter burn management.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   8A,8B,9A,9B,10A,10B

Other

Other Comments: Slower growing and generally smaller than live oak. Extremely drought tolerant. In environments where there is fire, this is often a small clonal shrub or cluster of small trees.