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Quercus fusiform /Texas Live Oak

Quercus fusiform  / Quercus fusiform
Trunk of the Hill Country oak in the San Antonio Botanical Garden
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Trunk of the Hill Country oak in the San Antonio Botanical Garden

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Scientific Name: Quercus fusiform
Common Name: Texas Live Oak
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 30-50 feet
Spread: over 50 feet
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
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Comments: Called the Texas live oak because it is found on some of the drier soils in that state. It does not grow as large as the live oak, probably due to its having less water. It also has smaller leaves which are broader at the base. The acorn cups are narrow at the base. Except for these two factors and area of adaptability, it is very similar to the live oak. It can produce acorns every year.