Live Oaks in New Jersey

simchanj7(z6/7 NJ)April 21, 2006

I am interested in growing live oaks in Central New Jersey for winter interest. I know the most common live oak species, quercus virginiana, doesn't stand a chance here. What about some other species? what is the hardiest live oak species?

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eldo1960(8a)

Why does Live Oaks in New Jersey stay at the top of this list, when the posting is nearly 4 months old with NO responses? I am so sick of looking at it.

    Bookmark   August 11, 2006 at 1:27AM
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eldo1960(8a)

why is this message still near the top of the list when no one has responded?

    Bookmark   August 12, 2006 at 12:37AM
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eldo1960(8a)

How do we get rid of this annoying message that no one wants to address?

    Bookmark   August 12, 2006 at 4:34PM
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steve_nj(7-a)

Q. virginiana is foliage hardy to around zero and wood hardy to subzero, although I don't know the limit. This is assuming a more northern seed source. Mine has been slow-growing, but hardy. Q. myrsinifolia survived -6 here in 1994 with no damage, as did Lithocarpus henryi. Keep in mind wind is a worse enemy than cold.

    Bookmark   December 19, 2006 at 9:51PM
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herman_neutics

steve, how is your myrsinifolia growing? i have 2 in my garden both small 2 yr olds. also added a pair of quercus gilvas this spring. anyone know about gilva?

    Bookmark   July 3, 2007 at 2:03AM
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