Sand Live Oak
Quercus geminata

Family: Fagaceae (fag-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Quercus (KWER-kus) (Info)
Species: geminata (jem-in-AY-tuh) (Info)

Category:

Trees

Height:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Spacing:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Hardiness:

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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Evergreen

Smooth-Textured

Veined

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:

Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Mobile, Alabama

Bartow, Florida

Boca Raton, Florida

Daytona Beach, Florida

Dunnellon, Florida

Palmetto, Florida

Port Saint Joe, Florida

Winter Haven, Florida

Winter Springs, Florida

Augusta, Georgia

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Gardeners' Notes:

No details have been posted.