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Quercus geminata/Sand Live Oak

Quercus geminata / Quercus geminata
A 17 year old Sand Live Oak
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A 17 year old Sand Live Oak

Branch with twigs and foliage

Comparison of leaf sizes with Sand Live Oka on the left and Live Oak on the right

Same Sand Live Oak witha 5 1/2' individual standing beside it.

Same person with regular Live Oak planted same time, same location

Underside of leaves of Sand LiveOak

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Scientific Name: Quercus geminata
Common Name: Sand Live Oak
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 15-20 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
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Comments: This small or dwarf Live Oak is found in sandy, coastal plains of the South. It is one-half or less in size than regular Live Oak. Some call it Sand Live Oak. I have observed them growing in the wild for over 30 years. When young, they grow about 1/2 as rapidly as Quercus virginiana. As they age, growth rate slows. Older specimens have been observed that were under 20 in height. There should be a place for a small, evergree tree of this type in contemporary, small landscape spaces.