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Quercus virginiana     
Southern live oak   
Fagaceae Family     

Compiled by the Master Gardeners
of the University of Arizona Pima County Cooperative Extension.

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Form: round, broad, large tree
Seasonality: evergreen; may drop leaves in very cold years
Size: 40-60ft with equal spread
Leaves: simple, elliptical, leathery, to 5in long, large variety seen in leaf margins (usually smooth); top dark and glossy green, underside lighter and silvery
Flowers: not important
Fruit: small acorn, dark brown or black
Stems/Trunks: irregular when young, when mature dark bark cracks revealing lighter inner layer creating alligator-skin look
Range/Origin: southwest US
Hardiness: to 15°F

oak tree
Quercus virginiana
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NOTES:

tree bark
bark detail (mature specimen)
best in low-lying areas of Tucson due to deep soil requirements


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