One of the
trees most associated with the South, especially when
draped in Spanish moss. A wonderful slow growing, but
long lived tree which can become very large and
spreading. The acorns are a favorite of birds, squirrels
and other animals.
Various soils, but needs excellent
Water Requirements: High
Light Requirements: Full
sun to part shade.
Leathery, narrow leaves, 4-5" long.
edible acorn. A major source of food for wildlife.
Good shade tree for dry locations. Give
plenty of space, the tree grows slowly but can
eventually spread its branches more than 150'.
Native Florida Plants, Revised Edition