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Live Oak "Late Drop" Oak (Quercus virginiana)

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Toxey discovered this young live one fall afternoon, and noticed that its acorns were still green when they should have been littering the ground. A follow up trip around Christmas time revealed loads of fresh, mature acorns gracing the sidewalk, so he stopped what he was doing and collected a...
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Toxey discovered this young live one fall afternoon, and noticed that its acorns were still green when they should have been littering the ground. A follow up trip around Christmas time revealed loads of fresh, mature acorns gracing the sidewalk, so he stopped what he was doing and collected a bunch. That was three or four years ago, and the ‘late drop’ live continues to shed its mast about a month and a half to two months later than most other live oaks.

The acorns also have a slightly different look, and a noticeably sweeter taste. Combining those traits with its tardy acorn drop leaves us confused as to whether or not this tree is a hybrid with another type of live oak, a grandchild of a live hybrid that has backcrossed with live, or simply a Southern live with its own personality. Just to illustrate how special this tree is, one surprise seedling nicknamed ‘nugget,’ sports a three inch caliper and acorns at the age of three!

We recommend planting these guys mixed with our other live oaks in hopes of providing a wide window of acorn drop time from mid-October through December. Be sure to provide plenty of space for these trees, because all live oaks prefer to grow wider than tall. Take notice Texas folks!

Type:

Zone:

White Oak section

7 - 10

Soil pH: 4.3 - 7.2
Mature Height: 50' - 80'
Wildlife Value: Acorns important source of food for deer, wild turkey, northern bob white, black bear, mallard, and sap sucker.
Site Preference: Thrives on many sites. Tolerant of poorer sites once established.  Naturally occurs on low ground but doesn't not tolerate long durations of flooding.
Drop Time: November to December
Alias: “Late Drop” Live Oak

 

 

Zone 7-10

Orders without a specific ship date selected at check out are shipped via UPS the first shipping day following the day the order is received. In order to ensure our seedlings are delivered in the best shape we do not ship on Friday Saturday or Sunday. You may select a shipping date up to six weeks from purchase date at check out.
No Refund Policy: Mossy Oak Nativ Nurseries (Nativ Nurseries) guarantees that our product will arrive in good condition, alive, and true to its name as labeled. We take care in packaging our products. If your order is incorrect or does not arrive in good condition, contact our customer service desk within five (5) business days from your receipt of the product to report any mistake in your order or damage to the product. No refunds will be given however but, we will fix our mistake or rectify any damage by replacing the product at our expense. Nativ Nurseries makes no warranty, expressed or implied for any certain rate of growth or productivity for any of our plant products. Nativ Nurseries will not be responsible for crop failure, damage to products after the customer has received an order, or injuries due to non-recommended zone planting, frost damage, or any man made or natural cause beyond our control. Nativ Nurseries will consider replacing an order if a claim is made in writing or e-mail within five (5) business days from your receipt of the product explaining in detail what problems have occurred. However, Nativ Nurseries reserves the right to refuse replacement at any time.
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Live Oak "Late Drop" Oak (Quercus virginiana)
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