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The Live Oak Tree, Quercus virginiana, is one of the most desirable landscape and ornamental trees, and grows to 40-60 ft. in height, and the trunk can grow 6 ft. in diameter; also has a gigantic spread up to 100 ft. The bark is reddish brown to gray and deeply furrowed. The Live Oak Tree is the official state tree of Georgia, and the tree grows from Virginia to Florida and westward to Texas. The tree likes moist well-drained soil and is drought resistant once established. The Live Oak Tree tolerates auto exhaust fumes and grows as a stately, majestic avenue tree in southern cities.

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3-4ft tall [$39.75]
4-5ft tall [$59.75]
5-6ft tall [$79.75]
6-7ft tall [$99.75]

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Fagaceae Quercus virginiana

•Leaf: Alternate, simple, evergreen, leathery, 2 to 5 inches long, oblong or elliptical in shape with an entire or spiny and revolute margin. The upper surface is lustrous, the lower is pale and pubescent. Generally, not bristle-tipped.

•Flower: Staminate flowers borne on catkins. Pistillate flowers borne on spikes. Appearing March through May.

•Fruit: Acorns are in clusters of 3 to 5, maturing in one season. The nut is dark in color, 3/4 inch long and covered 1/3 by the cap. The cap is bowl-shaped and warty, termed "turbinate" by Harlow et al. Maturing in September of the first year.

•Twig: Slender, gray and pubescent, with small, blunt, multiple terminal buds.

•Bark: Rapidly developing red-brown furrows with small surface scales. Later, becoming black and very blocky.

•Form: A medium-sized tree that can grow to massive proportions. Open-grown trees develop a huge rounded crown. The largest crowns may be 150 feet across.

•For recreational areas and patio plantings the Live Oak Tree provides valuable shade. The Live Oak Tree is a traditional shade tree to plant in the south, to shade houses and offices during the heat of summer. The Live Oak Tree is a very aggressive tree, and sometimes the tree can squeeze out even a mature longleaf pine tree. William Bartram, an early American explorer, in 1776 first described the Live Oak Tree as: "the expansive umbrageous Live Oak with its awesome veneration." Families enjoy the shade of giant Live Oak Trees planted at the coastal islands, where in the deep south the Spanish moss drapes romantically from Live Oak Trees throughout the year.

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Not what I expected May 22, 2016
Reviewer: Patricia A. from Lancaster, TX United States  
Based on other reviews I had high hopes for the Live Oak I purchased to replace a dead tree and match another. The price was good as I bought it during a sale, however, there was a minimum purchase requirement for shipping. Overall I like the fact that for the price I paid I was able to get the tree, planting bundle nutrient gel and warranty. What I didn't like was the tree itself: leaves all the way down the trunk instead of being neatly trimmed. The height was as described but the trunk is scrawny. Then all that packing paper!  I honestly could've gotten a better tree for less money at Home Depot or Lowes in a tenth of the time it took to process and ship the tree.

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Live Oak Purchase May 19, 2016
Reviewer: Brenda O'Steen from Blackshear, GA United States  
I purchases 3 live oaks.  They arrived on Thursday and I planted on Friday.  When they came out of the box the leaves were very dry.   They look worse now.   I would give 5 stars if I were certain they will survive.

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Browning Leaves May 16, 2016
Reviewer: Heath Hyman from Richmond, VA United States  
Leaves were browning in the box, planted per instructions, all leaves have browned at this point.  It will be interesting to see if it comes back.

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Live Oak purchase April 29, 2016
Reviewer: Barry Dietter from Naples, FL United States  
The five live oak trees that I purchased arrived about 3 weeks after purchase.  The trees were packed extremely well and in good shape.  I planted them the next day as instructed.  All but one tree lost all of their leaves, however, 3-4 weeks after planting they have come back strong -- all seemed to be doing well and growing.  Very pleased. Only one minor complaint TyTy should not have charged by credit card until after the trees were shipped.

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Live oaks March 2, 2016
Reviewer: Christopher Hine  
Very happy with the trees and the experience of shopping on would recommend to all who are thinking about shopping here.

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