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Joan Lionetti Texas Live Oak

Quercus fusiformis 'Joan Lionetti' PP #27,646

Pronunciation: KWER-kus few-SY-for-mis
SKU #41471
7-10

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OVERVIEW
Description 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.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Mature Size Moderate growing; reaches 30 ft. tall and wide, with age.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features North American Native Selection, Waterwise, Benefits Birds
Growth Rate Moderate
Patent Act Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
STYLE
Landscape Use Shade Tree
Flower Color Yellow
Foliage Color Dark Green
Companion Plants Redbud (Cercis); Limber Pine (Pinus flexilis); Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia); Flowering Quince (Chaenomeles); Privet (Ligustrum)
CARE
Care 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.
HISTORY
Lore The 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.

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