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Live Oaks in New Jersey

Posted by simchanj7 z6/7 NJ (My Page) on
Fri, Apr 21, 06 at 14:58

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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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.

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

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RE: Live Oaks in New Jersey

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.

RE: Live Oaks in New Jersey

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?

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