Joan Lionetti Texas Live Oak

Quercus fusiformis 'Joan Lionetti' PP #27,646

This fantastic selection with dark green foliage topsides and a dense upward-reaching crown produces minimal seedlings as compared to its proliferant species. A North American native that thrives as a landscape specimen in warm regions of the southwestern United States, and is highly adaptable. An excellent alkaline-tolerant shade tree. Evergreen.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Once established, water deeply, occasionally; more in extreme heat.


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Botanical PronunciationKWER-kus few-SY-for-mis
LoreThe species name "fusiformis" is Latin for "fusiform" which in botony and zoology refers to an object or body that is tapered at both ends (also referred to as spindle-shaped). The species epitaph of Quercus fusiformis (Texas Live Oak) refers to its spindle-shaped acorns that widen through the middle and are tapered on their ends.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 30 ft. tall and wide, with age.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleContemporary, Rustic
Growth HabitUpright
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseMass Planting, Specimen, Shade Tree, Wildlife Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureDense Habit, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsOnce established, water deeply, occasionally; more in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsRedbud (Cercis); Limber Pine (Pinus flexilis); Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia); Flowering Quince (Chaenomeles); Privet (Ligustrum)

Thrives in a range of soils, including rocky, sandy, clay, or loam; highly adaptable, tolerating alkaline or slightly acidic soils and calcareous soils, including caliche. Water deeply, regularly in first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates periodic dry spells.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-10

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 7

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