Hardiness: USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 °C (-10 °F) USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C (-5 °F) USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F) USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F) USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F) USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F) USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F) USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F) USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
On Aug 9, 2012, Masseurman from Oakland United States wrote:
I've been growing some small Texas live oaks in north mississippi for 3 years now. (zone 7b) I acquired these from Dallas county Texas, they were clear cut to make room for a limestone quarry when I acquired the seedlings. These are not slow growers, I'd say in more ideal conditions that grow relatively fast. Mississippi gets a lot more rain than Texas so I'd say the size has a lot to do with the growing conditions...so far these have been outperforming the regular coastal live oak in growth and vigor. If say if you live in a marginal area like anywhere in zone 6b through zone 7a..these are worth growing! There are several large specimens of costal live oak here in this area though this is the northern end of the range.. As far as i know..noone has ever tried texas live oak in this area..I will keep you guys updated! One of these seedlings has already hit 5 foot tall in 3 years..
I can't believe there are no notes yet on this tree. Grows all over in central to west Texas. Very hardy, drought tolerant, evergreen. Very slow grower. Many ranchers out here will remove all trees (Honey Mesquite, Ashe Juniper) and just leave these.
I heard they were hard to grow from seed, but I have had some success. I took 3 acorns, potted them last fall and left them to overwinter, watering occasionally. All three popped up this spring. We'll see how the transplanting process goes.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Edgewater, Colorado Grand Junction, Colorado Overland Park, Kansas Georgetown, Kentucky Louisville, Kentucky Charleston, Mississippi Oakland, Mississippi Springfield, Missouri Austin, Texas Belton, Texas Converse, Texas Dripping Springs, Texas Menard, Texas Paige, Texas Reid Hope King, Texas San Antonio, Texas (2 reports)